PDM announces long march on 26 March against PTI government
File Photo of PDM Jalsa in Quetta

PDM announces long march on 26 March against PTI government

News Desk :

The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Thursday night announced to launch a long march against the Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI) government on March 26. The anti-government alliance has launched a series of protest meetings against the PTI government across the country.

Speaking to media, Maulana Fazal ur Rehman, the PDM Chief however clarified that the component parties of the anti-government alliance would contest  the upcoming senate elections.

“Carvans of political parties will leave for Islamabad on March 26 across the country”, he informed. He however mentioned that the PDM has decided to evolve a combined strategy to contest the senate elections.

Besides PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz, PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and other representatives of opposition parties, the meeting lasting more than five hours was attended by PML-N supremo and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari via video link.

On Sunday, Bilawal had called upon the joint opposition to “force the removal of puppets”, after the January 31 deadline set by the PDM for Prime Minister Imran Khan to quit passed without any signs of the government retreating.

After a meeting of the leadership of its member parties, the PDM in December had given a deadline to the government to step down by Jan 31, with the warning that a march on Islamabad would otherwise result in its ouster.

“In case the government does not step down, the date of the long march will be announced on Feb 1. We ask the people of Pakistan to start preparations for the long march from today,” PDM chief Rehman had told a presser after presiding over the meeting. The government had swiftly rejected the deadline.

The PDM constituent parties have also collected the resignations of their lawmakers in the national and provincial assemblies, but have decided against submitting them for now.

PDM announces long march on 26 March against PTI government

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