PDM meeting to decide future line of action on Dec 8

By: News Desk
Published: 12:47 PM, 1 Dec, 2020
PDM meeting to decide future line of action on Dec 8
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As the PDM (Pakistan Democratic Movement) managed to stage an impressive rally in Multan despite the arrests, blocked roads and other restrictions, the opposition alliance is now all set to share its future course of action in the coming days.

In this connection, 24NewsHD TV channel obtained a copy of the agenda finalised for the PDM meeting to be held on December 8, which shows the long march towards Islamabad and resignations from assemblies are the top points for discussion.

According to sources, the meeting will decide the final date for the long march. Moreover, the opposition leaders are also going to deliberate upon whether they should go for the long march and resignations simultaneously or exercise the two options separately.

Meanwhile, the sources say, the opposition alliance would also determine from where different leaders should start moving towards the federal capital along with their caravans.

However, these decisions would be made public at the rally planned for December 11 in Lahore.

In his address to Monday’s rally, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, who also heads the PDM, announced that they would hold countrywide protests on Friday and Sunday against the police crackdown on opposition leaders and workers.

“Now we are going to organise protests across the country on Friday and Sunday. Stop it if you can,” the JUI-F chief said and added, “Don’t take our gentleness for our weakness. Don’t underestimate us, we can go beyond this.”

“We also want strengthening of establishment, but if the establishment weakens us, we will not let it do this,” he added.

Buoyant by the public response in Multan, Fazl said he had showed a baton to the government, which worked as the officials escaped. “This shows how ‘powerful’ they are.”

He was referring to his statement a day earlier where he had warned that they would use the baton in response to the baton used by the government through police.

Fazl promised a faceoff in Lahore which, he said, would prove the last nail in the government’s coffin and added that the opposition was going to chase them from there to Islamabad.

Speaking on the occasion, PML-N Vice-president Maryam Nawaz said the masses had given their verdict against the selected premier and they would throw him out if he failed to leave the office.