PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) will “keep fighting till the drowning of the government”, the Opposition alliance’s chief, Maulana Fazlur Rehman mentioned Saturday.
Addressing a rally in Peshawar alongside different PDM leaders, he mentioned that Prime Minister Imran Khan won’t get an opportunity to flee when the PDM reaches Islamabad.
Without specifying when the alliance would march in the direction of the capital, Fazl mentioned: “We will shut down the roads when we reach Islamabad, not the government.”
The Peshawar rally was part of a collection of protests by the PDM, which included demonstrations in Karachi and Quetta earlier this month. The Opposition alliance will now head in the direction of Lahore after which Islamabad — however the dates are but to be introduced.
The PDM chief mentioned that the present setup had “damaged the country’s Islamic identity”.
He claimed that that the Opposition, forward of a joint sitting of the parliament, “received threatening phone calls demanding that votes for the passage of bills be given in favour of the government”.
Fazl mentioned the Opposition alliance has not demanded native physique elections, somewhat it needs to carry common elections instantly — that are initially scheduled to happen in 2023.
The PDM chief, referring to the 2018 common elections, mentioned the “stolen” votes of the individuals must be returned to them, alleging that the federal government has “made arrangements to rig the next elections once more”.
The Opposition has been persistent that the federal government “formed the basis for rigging” within the subsequent elections when it bulldozed 33 payments in Wednesday’s joint Parliament sitting, together with essential payments associated to the usage of digital voting machines (EVMs) and granting voting rights to abroad Pakistanis.
The joint Opposition has warned that it’s going to move the Supreme Court towards the laws within the Parliament, with the federal government asking it to take a seat on the negotiation desk as an alternative.
‘Govt will now rig the following common elections’
For his half, PML-N chief and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi mentioned the incumbent authorities was “not the people’s representative”.
The former premier mentioned the “events that led to the rigging of the 2018 elections” have been progressively coming to mild, as he reminded the those that former chief justice of Gilgit-Baltistan Rana Shamim had blamed ex-chief justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar for “playing a part in rigging” the polls.
Abbasi mentioned the federal government would now “rig” the following common elections, identical to it had “rigged” the Daska by-elections. “The legislation done in the Parliament will not resolve the country’s problems,” he added.
The former premier mentioned when the rulers are “oblivious to the people’s suffering, then they are not fit to rule” and will step down from workplace.
He reiterated that the federal government had granted an NRO (concession beneath the National Reconciliation Ordinance) to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav by passing a legislation on this week’s joint parliamentary sitting that permits him the best to assessment and reconsideration, in keeping with orders from the International Court of Justice.
Pakistan can not prosper till the nation runs in keeping with the structure, he added.