Gilani calls for All Parties Conference on Thursday over US ultimatum
Islamabad, Sept 27 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has called for an All Parties Conference on Thursday to discuss ways to deal with the recent US allegations that the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is linked to the Haqqani network.
On Sunday, Gianni had telephoned political leaders of various political parties and invited them to attend the national conference.
During the meeting, to be held on September 29 at the PM house, the concerned officials will brief the political leaders about the latest situation and ways to deal with it, The News reports.
Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain, head of Awami National Party (ANP) Asfandyar Wali, head of Jamaat-e-Islami Munawar Hassan, are among few prominent leaders who Gilani telephoned and called for the meeting.
Last week, outgoing US military chief Admiral Mike Mullen had described the Haqqani network as a “veritable arm” of the ISI that was being used to fight a “proxy war” in Afghanistan, an allegation which was refuted by all top Pakistani ministers.