PDM heads to meet today to finalise mode of anti-govt movement

Nawaz Sharif prepares schedule of alliance’s 51 public gatherings

By: News Desk      Published: 02:50 PM, 9 Sep, 2021
PDM heads to meet today to finalise mode of anti-govt movement
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Heads of the parties forming Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an opposition parties’ alliance, will meet at Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) office in Islamabad Friday with alliance President and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman in the chair, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.

Quoting sources, the TV channel reported that as per the meeting’s agenda, PDM leaders will discuss the strategy to be adopted by the opposition during the presidential address to the joint session of the parliament.

Sources further told 24News TV channel that the participants would also consult each other on fixing date for the road caravan to be taken out by the alliance against the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government.

Apart from that, sources added, PDM leaders would also fix dates for taking out rallies and holding public gatherings against the government.

Meanwhile, 24News TV channel has also learnt that PDM is all set to give a tough time to the government by holding 51 public gatherings across the country.

PML-N supremo and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has reportedly prepared the schedule of the events while JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and senior PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will do the shortlisting.

Sources have told the TV channel that PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz is ready to infuse a new spirit into the opposition parties’ alliance by delivering fiery speeches at mass gatherings and other events.

Similarly, sources have disclosed that PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif is ‘annoyed’ at party Vice President Maryam Nawaz’s proactive role in politics, particularly her desire to attend PDM’s huddle tomorrow (Friday) at PML-N office in Islamabad.

It has been learnt that there are chances that Shehbaz may not attend party’s executive committee meeting precisely because of his reservations.

Maryam, on the other hand, will chair the meeting which is to be held in Islamabad this week.

Reporters Usman Khan and Sajid Baloch