PDM rejects electoral reforms, announces to approach Supreme Court
PDM held anti government rally in Quetta: Photo provided by the author

PDM rejects electoral reforms, announces to approach Supreme Court

Syed Ali Shah :

QUETTA: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has rejected electoral reforms and the introduction of an electronic voters machine (EVM) during a protest rally here on Wednesday. The anti-government alliance has also announced to challenge the electoral reforms and EVM Supreme Court of Pakistan against the passage of the electoral reforms bill.

Maulana Fazal ur Rehman, the PDM Chief, Mehmood Khan Achakzai, the Central leader of the anti-government alliance, Cheif of National Party (NP), Dr. Malik Baloch, Malik Naseer Shahwani of Balochistan National  Party (Mengal), Jamal Shah Kakar of Pakistan Muslim League (N) and others addressed the rally.

“Rulers paving the way for engineered elections”, Maulana

“Rulers are paving the way for engineered elections”, Maulana Fazal ur Rehman said. He vowed that the opposition parties would not allow the rulers to bulldoze the parliament and harm its sanctity. “Today’s ruler is incompetent and illegitimate”, Maulana Fazal said.

PDM leaders and supporters took out a protest rally from Quetta’s Ayub Stadium. The participants of the rally marched through various roads of the city and the rally turned into a protest meeting at the main hockey chowk Quetta.

“Our struggle is for supremacy of parliament and constitution”, Mehmood Khan Achakzai told the flag-waving supporters of the anti-government alliance. He demanded that all political parties put their heads together for the establishment of a democratic Pakistan.

Alliance’s leaders lash out at the government

The alliance’s leaders lashed out at the federal government for the prevailing political situation and declining economy of the country. “Rulers are least bothered about the plight of the common man”, Dr. Malik Baloch, the former Chief Minister of Balochistan said. He asked the political leaders and government to address the grievances of the masses of Balochistan.

The PDM leaders said rulers have deceived the masses and the construction of 5 million houses has become a joke after recent inflation. The anti-government alliance has decided to hold a protest rally on November 20th in Peshawar. The alliance leaders have also announced to march towards Islamabad after its public meeting in Lahore later.

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