PDM postpones long march against govt 

By: News Desk      Published: 09:25 PM, 16 Mar, 2021
PDM postpones long march against govt 

Pakistan Democratic Movement (PCM) Chairman Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Tuesday announced postponing the long march scheduled to be held on March 26. 

The decision to put off the long march was taken as the Pakistan People’s Party, a key ally of the PDM, was reluctant to tender resignations from assemblies alongside the long march.

In a brief chat to media workers, Fazl said that nine parties were agreed to resign from the assemblies except the PPP. He said that PPP sought time to make a consensus on resignation issue. He said that PPP leadership said that they would take up the matter at their CEC meeting. He announced postponing the PDM long march until the decision of PPP. Later, Maulana Fazl left the press conference.

Talking to media, PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz Sharif said, “Bringing Mian Sahib back is a threat to his life. We want living leaders, not their bodies.”

The PML-N leader said that Maryam Nawaz was sent to jail in fake case. She said that Nawaz Sharif would not come back as his health is unwell. 

Earlier, former president and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari proposed to the PDM leaders to fight the anti-democracy forces from within the Parliament, reported 24NewsHD TV channel, quoting sources. Addressing the PDM summit meeting in Islamabad via video link, a blunt Zardari demanded Nawaz Sharif return to Pakistan. “If you all want to take on the government then you all have to go to jail,” he told the PDM leaders. Rejecting the option of resignations, Zardari said “Quitting assemblies now will tantamount to strengthening the establishment and the Imran Khan.”

Here comes the government reaction.