PDM rejects electoral reforms

Fazl says revolution is a must for strong Pakistan

By: News Desk      Published: 02:08 AM, 30 Aug, 2021
PDM rejects electoral reforms

The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has rejected the electoral reforms as the union of opposition parties has geared up an anti-government drive, 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Sunday.

Addressing the participants of a rally at Bagh-e-Jinnah in Karachi, PDM President Maulana Fazlur Rehman took a swipe at the government for adding to public problems and inflicting serious damage upon the country.

He said the ruling party's three-year performance showed how it weakened the country and created a sense of insecurity among the people.

However, he said the opposition parties can't sit quietly and let the government add to public problems.

Fazl said the coronavirus crisis affected the PDM activities, but it is alive. The PDM will continue the journey forward without being stopped, he said, stressing that revolution is a must for strong Pakistan.

"You must all rise and bring a revolution," he told his supporters. He added: "The PTI stole the public mandate.  It has no mandate. It came into power through fake votes. They are seated in power with the use of force. "We will fight for the right of the people of Pakistan

The PDM chief renewed the movement's stance that all governance must be in accordance with the Constitution, law and with the supremacy of parliament intact.

He came down hard on the government for increasing prices of utility items and medicines. Other leaders too rapped the government for its anti-people policies and depriving the people of their just rights while it has created a sense of deprivation among the federating units.

The PDM staged the rally after a lull and reportedly the alliance made big arrangements at the venue, including a 25-foot tall, 75-foot wide stage. A separate area for women attendees has been prepared, next to the stage and a steady flow of participants continued arriving at the venue.

Stringent security measures were adopted to maintain law and order and public protection.  More than two dozen senior police officers, 65 DSPs and 3,748 policemen were on duty. Women security personnel were also deployed, also been stationed there, with 30 of the total 93 belonging to the Special Security Unit (SSU) of Sindh Police.

Special arrangements have been made for the flow of traffic around the Bagh-e-Jinnah area. Fazl announced multiple anti-government rallies nationwide soon. He said that a nationwide movement will be launched against the government and a white paper will be issued on the three-year performance of the government.

Asked about the participation of women in the Karachi rally, the PDM chief said that women would come to the meeting and they would be given full protection and respect.