PML-N getting ready for more protests, rallies in Punjab

By: News Desk      Published: 02:55 PM, 15 Dec, 2020
PML-N getting ready for more protests, rallies in Punjab

PML-N Punjab President Rana Sanaullah has issued directives to the party officials to continue the ongoing movement against the government after the completion of first phase, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.

According to sources in the PML-N, the party will hold protests and rallies across the province so that the mass-contact movement continues till the planned long march towards Islamabad. 

The development came as the PDM had already announced that they would hold protests across the country before moving ahead with the long march as the really in Lahore was the culmination of the first phase after similar events in Gujranwala, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar and Multan.

In this connection, the PML-N office-bearers at the divisional level have been directed to start making preparations for protests in their respective areas and formulate a schedule for the purpose.

Earlier, PML-N Vice-president Maryam Nawaz on Monday said “inflation marches” would be held during the period before the long march and a schedule had already been prepared for her.

She responded a tweet posted by senior journalist Hamid Mir who had asked in a tweet whether the long gap between the rally in Lahore and the long march was due to weather or something else.

Also on Monday, the PDM leaders signed a declaration and gave a deadline to Prime Minister Imran Khan to step down by January 31, after which they would announce a long march on February 1.

Addressing a joint press conference after a PDM meeting, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, who is also the opposition alliance’s president, said, “In case the government does not step down the date of the long march will be announced on February 1. We ask the people of Pakistan to start preparations for the long march from today.”

“Imran Khan has time till Jan 31 to resign (from the office). He is under pressure that is why he is talking about NRO,” he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Maryam said the time to hold talks with the “selected and selectors” was over. “The selected and the selectors will have to take the back seats and now talks will be held with the people,” she added.

Similarly, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari asserted that the time had come for Imran Khan to go home after resigning.