PDM to launch anti-govt drive after budget
All parties in the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) have agreed to launch an anti-government movement after the budget presentation for the next fiscal year, reported 24NewsHD TV channel, quoting sources in the PDM's steering committee meeting.
Moreover, the PDM steering committee has also postponed the resignation matter, the sources claimed.
The sources also claimed that PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman also placed a ban on giving any sort of statements.
Insiders of the PDM Steering Committee meeting claimed that the reason behind starting the anti-government movement after the budget is that PTI government will put more inflation burden on common people in the form of new taxes in the budget and at that time the movement will be in a position to exploit it.
During the meeting, the PDM parties also expressed their disappointment on the behaviour of the PPP that parted ways from the opposition alliance.
Insiders claimed that leaders discussed that the resignation option without the PPP would not yield any result.
However, few parties maintained the stance that if the PPP leader resigned from the Leader of the Opposition seat then they could join the PDM alliance.
The sources claimed that PDM leaders were of the view after the resignation from Senate Opposition Leader, the PDM will decide whether to give the PPP the seat of Leader of the Opposition or someone else.
The PPP and ANP quit the 11-party opposition alliance and after that both sides are blaming each other for the fallout after the alliance saw rifts on the issue of mass resignations from assemblies before any ‘Long March’.
The differences reached its heights after the Senate polls when PPP opted for Leader of the Opposition seat for Yousaf Raza Gilani on its own. The PML-N blamed PPP for getting the top slot in the Upper House of the parliament with the votes of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), an ally of the PTI government.