PDM Quetta Jalsa location changed
PDM and government both have displayed their flags and photos in Quetta before 25 October public meeting: Photo Quetta Voice

PDM Quetta Jalsa location changed

Staff Reporter: 

The  Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has changed the location of Quetta Jalsa (public meeting). Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Hydri, the Central leader of the anti-government alliance told Quetta Voice that the Jalsa would be held at Ayub Stadium. Earlier, the DPM had announced to hold a public meeting at hockey ground.

“This is going to be the biggest public gathering in the history of Quetta”, Maulana Hydri claimed. Central leaders of the 11-party alliance visited Ayub Stadium and reviewed arrangements for the power show on October 25. “This is going to be major power show against the rulers”, Senator Usman Kakar, another leader of the anti-government alliance asserted.

PDM parties decorated the city with flags

Component parties of PDM have decorated the entire Quetta city with their flags, banners to attract huge crowds. Flags of all component parties of the PDM are visible at Balochistan Assembly Chowk, Manan Chowk, and other areas.

The ruling Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) and its coalition partner, the Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI) have also displayed photos. Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan, Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind, and cabinet ministers photos also displayed at all chowks of the city.

Govt urges upon PDM to cancel its public meeting in Quetta 

The Balochistan Home Minister, Ziaullah Langove has however requested the leadership of PDM to cancel its public meeting in Quetta, citing security concerns. “PDM leadership should exercise responsibility and cancel the Quetta Jalsa”, Mr. Langove told a press conference on late Friday night.

Langove addressed an emergency press conference and announced the killing of four terrorists including a key militant commander during an operation in Balochistan’s district Mastung. He said the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) has already issued a threat-alert in Quetta and Peshawar in the coming days.

PDM Quetta Jalsa location changed

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