SUNDAY TIMES ISLAMABAD:Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the advice of Prime Minister Imran Khan had dispatched a letter to the heads of parliamentary parties for a consultation on the NAP on March 28 today.

However, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz(PML-N) President Shahbaz Sharif, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and Jamiat-Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman refused to attend the meeting.

The spokesperson for the foreign minister reportedly said that the opposition leaders declined to attend due to their “political engagements”.

“Under these circumstances, due to the political considerations of opposition parties, the consultation will not be held,” the spokesperson added.

The meeting was to highlight the objectives of National Action, which also includes not allowing the use of our soil for terrorist activities against any other country, the letter read.