Despite suffering a blow after the refusal of mainstream opposition political parties to attend the all parties conference (APC) organised for August 9, the ruling Awami National Party (ANP) is still making last-minute efforts to convince some of the remaining stakeholders to attend.
The party delegation visited the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KPCCI) on Thursday and invited the chamber’s officials to participate in the conference hoping to resolve the energy crisis.
KPCCI President Afan Aziz accepted the invitation and said that the power outages have also inflicted a severe blow to the industrial sector across the province.
While talking to the delegates, he said that the chamber would present a detailed presentation on the damages incurred to the industrial units of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
ANP General Secretary Arbab Tahir, while talking to The Express Tribune, said that the party has also invited the National Party, whose president, Mukhtiar Bacha, accepted their invitation.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 3rd, 2012.