ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called a national conference of all parliamentary leaders on August 9 to discuss the matters of internal security, Express News reported on Friday.
PM House issued a notification that all parliamentary leaders will be invited to the meeting, which will be held at 10am in Islamabad.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif and Director General Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) will be among those present at the meeting.
The participants will be briefed about the progress of Operation Zarb-e-Azb during the meeting. The floor will also be open for discussion regarding the imposition of Article 245 in Islamabad.
Parliamentary leaders that will be in attendance include Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali, Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly (NA) Syed Khursheed Shah, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, among others.
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif have also confirmed that they will attend the meeting.
Other ministers that will also join the conference include Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rasheed, Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar
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