LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Quaid Nawaz Sharif refused to attend the All Parties Conference (APC) hosted by Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman.

Media reports said that Maulana Fazl met PMLN quaid at his Jati Umra residence to convince him to attend the APC scheduled for October 31.

Maulana Fazl failed in convincing him as the Nawaz Sharif decided against attending the conference himself despite the JUI-F’s chiefs repeated requests.

A high-level delegation of the PML-N will attend the conference instead, the reports said.

Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz and senior PML-N leader Pervaiz Rashid also attended the meeting between Nawaz and Fazl which lasted two hours, sources further said.

The main agenda to call multi-party conference is to form a grand opposition alliance against Prime Minister Imran Khan-led federal government.

Earlier, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and its co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari had agreed to attend the APC hosted by Maulana Fazl. However, PML-N supremo had expressed reservations regarding role of PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari.