ISLAMABAD (News10) – The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has decided to hold a long march in December.
An emergency meeting of the opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has decided to launch protests in provincial capitals before going ahead with a long march towards Islamabad.
The decision was taken at the summit session of the PDM, convened on an urgent basis by the alliance’s president, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, to discuss the strategy of the alliance for a joint sitting of the Parliament on November 10 and rising inflation.
After the PDM meeting, PDM Secretary General Shahid Khaqan Abbasi issued a statement.
According to the statement, the PDM session was chaired by Maulana Fazlur Rehman. Leaders of all political parties participated in the meeting through video link. The overall political and economic situation of the country was discussed in the meeting.
The meeting discussed the worst inflation, NAB Ordinance, so-called electoral reforms in detail. The meeting also discussed in detail the internal and external issues facing the country.
Rejecting the worst increase in prices of electricity, gas, petrol, sugar and other essential commodities, the meeting strongly condemned the worst inflation in the country.
According to the statement, the PDM agreed to launch a decisive movement against the government s anti-people sentiments. The meeting decided to hold massive protest rallies in the provincial capitals.
The Opposition alliance held a virtual meeting in which it decided to hold protests in Karachi on November 13, in Quetta on Nov 17, and in Peshawar on Nov 20.
The statement further mentioned that the first rally against the government over rising inflation would be held in Karachi on November 13. The second would be held in Quetta on November 17, and the thirds in Peshawar November 20.
After the final rally in Lahore, there would a long march on Islamabad in December, according to the PDM statement.
It may be recalled that a few days ago, Prime Minister Imran Khan while addressing the nation had said that it was inevitable to increase the prices of petroleum products otherwise the deficit would increase.
A day after the speech, the federal government sharply increased the prices of petroleum products. The price of petrol was increased by more than Rs 8 per liter.