PDM caucus to discuss inflation, electronic reforms today

Shehbaz asks Imran Khan to resign to provide instant ‘relief’ to nation

By: News Desk      Published: 11:32 AM, 6 Nov, 2021
PDM caucus to discuss inflation, electronic reforms today
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The Pakistan Democratic Movement conclave via video link will be held at 3pm today (Saturday) under the chair of its chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The anti-government alliance’s caucus would be conducted in the evening later today which will also be addressed by Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) supremo Nawaz Sharif via video link. 

The other participants of the conclave included: PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif, Mehmood Achakzai, Dr Malick Baloch, Sardar Akhtar Jan, Aftab Sher Pao and Awais Noorani. 

PML-N leader and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Prof Sajid Mir and Hafiz Hamdullah would take part in the PDM session through video link. 

Sources informed the meeting would chalk out a strategy to be adopted on the joint session of parliament, Electronic Voting Machines and electoral reforms.

The alliance leaders would also deliberate on the impact of the rising inflation in the country and the continuous rise in the prices of petroleum products. 

Shehbaz Sharif's tweet

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President and Opposition leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has once against asked Prime Minister Imran Khan to step down if he can’t control rising inflation thus providing instant relief to the nation, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

PML-N leader Shehbaz posted a tweet on Saturday saying: “If Imran Khan is unable to control the rising prices of flour, sugar, medicines, electricity, gas and petrol; and if he can’t handle economy and inflation then he should write down his resignation to provide an instant relief to the nation. After hiking prices of sugar, anther increase in the rates of petrol and electricity is tantamount to a bombardment of inflation. This tyrannical government cannot be allowed to run.” 

In another tweet yesterday, Shehbaz said: “Yet another petrol bomb exploded on the masses in the dead of night. This is IK’s way of providing “relief” after giving a long sermon yesterday. Unfortunately, everyday dawns with horrible news for the people. This incompetent/corrupt PTI govt & Pakistan can't go together!”

Reporter Usman Khan