PDM shifts its first public meeting from Quetta to Gujranwala
PDM leaders addressing a joint press conference

PDM shifts its public meeting from Quetta to Gujranwala

News Desk: 

The newly formed Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has shifted its first anti-government meeting from Quetta to Gujranwala. The PDM will hold its first public meeting against the government on October 16 in Gujranwala, the movement said in a fresh schedule.

PDM comprises of 11 opposition political parties that decided to launch a protest movement against the present government. Maulana Fazal ur Rehman, the Chief of the opposition movement had earlier announced to hold its first meeting in Quetta on October 11.

PML N leader Ahsan Iqbal 

Briefing the media, PML N leader Ahsan Iqbal said that the PDM would hold its second public meeting in Karachi on Oct 18, third in Quetta on Oct 25, fourth in Peshawar on Nov 22, fifth in Multan on Nov 30 and the last one in Lahore on Dec 13.

Mr. Iqbal said that members of the steering committee had unanimously elected Raja Pervez Ashraf of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) as senior vice-president of the PDM whereas PML-N’s Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had been nominated as its secretary-general. He said all parties had unanimously chosen Mian Iftikhar of the Awami National Party (ANP) as the information secretary of the PDM.

The Balochistan government had already claimed that the opposition would not attract masses since they have no agenda with regard to the welfare of the people.

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