ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) will take stock of the country’s issues today (Monday) in a virtual meeting and finalise its strategy for the days to come.
This was revealed by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) leader Hafiz Hamdullah, who said that PDM President Maulana Fazlur Rehman had convened a virtual session of the party to discuss important issues such as the electronic voting machines, electoral reforms, the NAB ordinance and granting the right to vote to overseas Pakistanis. Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif, Sardar Akhtar Mengal, Mahmood Khan Achakzai, Aftab Sherpao, Dr Abdul Malik, Professor Sajid Mir and Shah Owais Noorani will participate in the virtual meeting. PDM spokesperson Hafiz Hamdullah said leaders of the Opposition alliance will consult each other on anti-government protests and finalise the PDM’s strategy regarding it. Hamdullah said the meeting will be held at 3pm.
On Saturday, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said the PDM will “win this war” against the government, as he addressed a protest against inflation in Karachi.
“We will win this war, and Pakistan will have a government that is truly representative of the people, which will understand the problems faced by the masses. The ones who [were imposed] are not aware of the public’s issues,” Fazl had said.
The PDM has ramped up its anti-government protests, with the first of the new wave of protests taking place in Karachi. The next will be held in Quetta on November 17 and in Peshawar on November 20.