Quetta February 08: All Parties Conference, called by Hazara Democratic Party, strongly condemned terrorism, violence and ethnic and sectarian target killing in Quetta.
The APC was attended by major political parties of the province including Balochistan National Party, Awami National Party, Pakistan Muslim League-Q, Pakistan Muslim League-N, Jamhuri Watan Party, Jamiat Ulema Islam, Jamat Islami and Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf.
After a day-long discussion, the conference participants came to a joint communique, saying the murder of Hussain Ali Yousufi, Chiarman Hazara Democratic Party, is the worst example of terrorism under the watch of state institutions and international intelligence agencies destabilizing the region. It further said people from different ethnic groups and religious faiths must not be discriminated.
The conference participants said rule of law should be topmost priority of the state and it should maintain its writ.
The resolution also demanded immediate halt of the military operation in Balochistan and the release of all arrested people. It also demanded from the Government to establish a Peace Task Force comprising of all political parties and civil society organizations.
The Confrence was started at 11PM and concluded at 6PM with a joint press conference at 6:30PM.
APC was presided over by General Secretary HDP, Abdul Khaliq Hazara. Prominent political leaders of the province attending the confrence included Hasil Bizenjo of National Party, Dr. Jahanzeb Jamaldini of BNP, Commander Khudaidad Khan of ANP, Hafiz Hamdullah of JUI, Syed Muhammad Ali of JWP, Arbab Hashim of PML-Q, Akhlaq Ahmed of PML-N, Abdul Kabir Shakir of JI and Irfan Ali of PTI and Asghar Ali Gulzari fo Tanzeem Nasl e Nau.
Those who were invited but did not attend the confrence included Pushtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party, Bismillah Kakar of PPP, JUI Nazriati and Baloch Republican Party. Abdul Khaliq Hazara thanked all the political parties and organziations that attended the APC.