Rahbar Committee meets today to finalise APC date, devise anti-govt strategy

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the opposition’s Rahbar Committee is expected to take place today to set a date for the All Parties Conference (APC) and chalk out the strategy for an anti-government protest.

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The opposition parties will meet at JUI-F chief Maulana Fazl’s Islamabad residence. The Rahbar Committee has been tasked to decide about the APC and its future course of action.

The committee will also decide on the nomenclature of the alliance and determine the course of action including the launching of a campaign against the government which could lead to a long march towards the federal capital.

Former interior minister and PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal had confirmed the meeting of the Rahbar Committee at a joint press conference held on Wednesday by PPP and PML-N following talks between party leaders.

“In today’s meeting, the opposition parties discussed routine political matters and decided to participate in a Rahbar Committee’s meeting tomorrow,” he had said.

Iqbal had added that the opposition would respond to the incumbent government’s political, economic, and governance failures by strengthening the collaboration between parties.

“The time has now come to convene an All Parties Conference,” he said.

“[The opposition] will bring forward all constitutional and legal options to send this government back home and save the country from disaster,” he said.

Iqbal had said that the PTI-led government’s “incompetence” has become a disaster for the nation as the country’s economy has plunged, hatred is being spread, and Pakistan’s foreign policy is such that Kashmiris have been looking to Islamabad but it has not been able to do anything for the past one year.

These are some of the issues that we think are “crucial”, the PML-N leader had added.

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