Govt postpones APC as PM Shehbaz is going to Turkiye

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The government has postponed the All Parties Conference due to be held on Thursday (February 09) after the deadly earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had called the APC for consultations on terrorism, national security, and economic stability. The Conference was expected to frame a line of action to deal with the national issues.

In a tweet uploaded on Tuesday, Federal Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will leave for Ankara tomorrow morning to express his condolences to the people of Turkiye after thousands of people killed in the attack.

The minister further said due to Prime Minister’s visit to Turkiye, the APC convened on Thursday (February 9) is being postponed. A new date for the APC will be announced in consultation with the allies later.

The All Parties Conference (APC), that was originally scheduled to be held on Tuesday (February 07) was deferred to Thursday as the agenda was not yet ready.

PM calls for extending material support to quake victims

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has called for supporting Turkiye and Syria after the devastating earthquake flattened many buildings and caused deaths and destruction.

In a tweet on Tuesday, Shehbaz said “24 hours after the devastating earthquake hit Turkiye & Syria, scenes of death & destruction are mind numbing. It breaks the heart to witness sheer scale of unfolding human tragedy. Solidarity should translate into tangible & timely material support for suffering humanity.”