The all parties conference (APC), headed by Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri, demanded the resignation of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif over the Model Town tragedy, Express News reported on Sunday.
In a five-point statement issued by the APC, the parties demanded the formation of a full bench of the Supreme Court to investigate the Model Town incident in which 14 people were killed and dozens injured.
Around 50 members of both political and religious parties were in attendance.
Attendees included Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) vice-chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Rabita committee member Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed.
The Awami National Party (ANP) and Pakistan Political Party (PPP) had informed Qadri in advance that they would not attend the conference.
The PAT chief, who had announced the meeting on June 26, thanked all party members who came to the conference. Qadri had said that the subject of the APC is the killing of his innocent supporters during the Model Town clashes.
MQM leader Siddiqui said that if the perpetrators of the Model Town incident are not brought to justice, then history will never forgive those involved.
He added that independent investigation cannot take place under the supervision of the Punjab government officials and the police.