Opposition leaders announced to launch first protest rally from Quetta on October 11

Opposition to hold first anti-Govt rally in Quetta on Oct 11

From Our Correspondent :

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has announced to hold its first anti-government protest rally in Quetta on October 11. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the former prime minister while addressing a press conference said opposition parties would launch a countrywide protest movement after the Quetta rally.

Former prime minister, Raja Pervez Ashraf, Maulana Ghafoor Hyderi of Jamiat ul Ulema e Islam (JUI F), and others also present on the occasion. The opposition in the APC had decided to launch a three-phased protest movement. 

“This movement will grow every day and we would get rid of this government”, Khaqan Abbasi said. Abbasi said the meeting strongly condemned the “shrinking” space for democracy in the country and discussed rising inflation, unemployment, “historic corruption”, the state of the economy, and people’s issues.

The meeting also gave approval to PDM’s steering committee, which Abbasi said will play its role “in taking the PDM movement forward”.

Parties to frame organizational structure 

He said the steering committee held its first meeting today as well and an “organizational structure” will be sent to the opposition parties’ leaders following which the movement will be presented before the people.

“You will see that this movement will give rise to a true political change in Pakistan’s political history,” Abbasi said, adding that all opposition parties had consensus on the decisions taken today.

The opposition parties in the country had decided to launch a protest movement against the government in recently held All Parties Conference (APC) earlier this month. Former Premier Nawaz Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari had also addressed to the APC and lashed out at the government policies regarding the country.

Opposition to hold first anti-Govt rally in Quetta on Oct 11

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