Maryam reaches Islamabad to lead PDM protest at ECP office

PDM parties to ‘contest’ Senate elections, would resign later

By: News Desk      Published: 02:54 PM, 17 Jan, 2021
Maryam reaches Islamabad to lead PDM protest at ECP office
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PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz has reached Islamabad where she will attend the PDM meeting and will lead a protest outside the offices of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Maryam Nawaz earlier Sunday left Jati Umra for Islamabad but did not talk to the journalists.

Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Fazlur Rehman on Saturday convened a meeting of the anti-government alliance’s steering committee at his residence in Islamabad on Monday (January 18).

At the meeting, the opposition parties currently working under the banner of the PDM, an alliance of 11 political parties currently trying to topple the PTI government of Prime Minister Imran Khan will finalise the plan to stage a protest outside the ECP in Islamabad on Tuesday (January 19). 

 Members of the steering committee have been directed to ensure their presence in the meeting. The steering committee will meet at 12pm on Monday. 

The development comes amid 24News TV channel’s report that the Opposition parties will not tender resignations before the Senate elections as they are all in agreement to contest the polls for the Upper House of the Parliament.

Sources claimed that a meeting of the PDM parties will soon be held to decide on fielding consensus candidates in the Senate elections. In such case, a consensus Senate chairman is also likely, the sources added.

According to the TV report, the PDM component parties will contact the allied parties of the PTI government.

The sources further said that the PDM parties will resigns after the Senate elections.