PTI declines PM's invitation to attend apex committee meeting

Apex committee to discuss Peshawar Police Lines bomb attack, consider measures to eradicate terrorism

​ Our Correspondents February 03, 2023


The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Friday declined an invite from Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to participate in the apex committee discussing the Peshawar mosque tragedy.

PTI Spokesperson Shaukat Yousafzai stated that the PTI leadership has decided that the party would not participate in the apex committee.

He added that the former ruling party was protesting the policies of the incumbent government and questioned how could they then participate in the committee.

The apex committee will meet today under the chairmanship of PM Shehbaz to discuss the terror incident that occurred at a Peshawar Mosque on Monday.

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The committee will consider measures to eradicate terrorism, including the Counter-Terrorism Department and the up-gradation of police.

The premier had invited two representatives of the PTI to partake in the meeting, and federal minister Ayaz Sadiq had conveyed the PM’s message to PTI’s Asad Qaiser and Pervaiz Khattak.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir will also participate in the meeting. The chief ministers of the four provinces and Gilgit-Baltistan and the prime minister of Azad Kashmir will also be present.

All stakeholders, including the police, rangers and senior officers of sensitive institutions are set to participate in the committee.


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