Tahirul Qadri delays APC by two days

Conference has now been rescheduled for December 30


News Desk December 23, 2017
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Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Tahirul Qadri on Saturday postponed the All Parties Conference (APC) that was earlier to be held on December 28, Express News reported.

PAT had called for the APC to be held on December 28 but has now been postponed two days. It is now scheduled to take place on December 30.

PAT chief had taken on board all political parties for an APC to discuss the Model Town incident. Qadri contacted the heads of all political parties by phone and invited them to attend the conference, and most of them had confirmed their participation.

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According to reports, except the PML-N, heads of all political parties in the country are expected to take part in the APC.

Tahirul Qadri had earlier demanded the resignation of Punjab Chief Minister and his government, holding him responsible for the brutal killing of PAT workers in Lahore's Model Town in 2014.

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The PAT chief gave Sharif until December 31 to resign.

On June 14 June 2017, Punjab police had opened fire on unarmed PAT workers in Model Town, Lahore. As a result of the firing, 14 people were killed and more than 90 injured. Two women were among those killed.

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