- PDM announces long march to Islamabad by late January or early February.
- Fazlur Rehman says, “the establishment should stay away from the way of the masses or else there could be anarchy in the country.”
- “The time for dialogue is over,” says PPP chairman.
- Maryam Nawaz says, “Opposition would not give any NRO to the prime minister”
LAHORE: The Pakistan Democratic Movement PDM has announced a long march to Islamabad possibly by late January or early February with the resignations of all members in hands.
The announcement came during a rally at Lahore’s Minar-i-Pakistan on Sunday Dec 13, hosted by the Pakistan Muslim League-N PML-N.
There could be chaos in the country: Maulana Fazlur Rehman
Maulana Fazlur Rehman asked the establishment to stay away from the way of the masses or else there could be chaos in the country when the state institutions would be in action against the people of Pakistan.
He said, if the country, institutions and parliament belonged to people of Pakistan then the right to rule also belonged to people and said that ‘politically engineered and rigged system’ would not sustain anymore.
“We will march towards Islamabad in the late January or early February,” he announced.
Shut down the factories of political engineering: Nawaz Sharif
Vowing to continue speaking the truth, the leader Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz PML-N asked those elements not to use the institution of the armed forces for their political interests and shut down the factories of ‘political engineering’ in agencies. The drama of ‘selected’ setups must reach its obvious end, he said.
All offers of dialogue are rejected, time for long march
Addressing the rally of PDM in Lahore’s Minar-i-Pakistan, PPP chairman Bilawal Butto Zardari rejected all proposals of dialogue saying that the time of dialogues was over as the people of Pakistan were ready for a long march to Islamabad. He said that the selectors would have to acknowledge to the ruling of the people of Pakistan. Now we will meet you in Islamabad.
Opposition would not give any NRO to the prime minister: Maryam Nawaz
The PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz said, who is responsible for 600 per cent increment in medicine prices? Imran khan said that he will not beg for anything (loans) from anyone, what happened to that statement?
She said the people of Lahore had rather buried the ‘fake change’ that the PTI launched from the same venue back in 2011.
She alleged that the media houses were being asked through phone calls to say the Lahore rally was a flop show. She said the opposition would not give any NRO to the prime minister despite the offers for dialogs.
People of Pakistan will make you accountable and you will have to answer to the questions of masses, she added.
She also screened some old videos of Imran khan before coming into power where he was promising the people of Pakistan to end to corruption within 90 days.
PM Imran Khan assured on his tweet, that he will not give NRO at any cost to these looters.
“Let me once again reiterate: I will never give an NRO. Whatever future plans of further blackmail PDM may have, my message is categorical: There will never be an NRO from my govt no matter what tactics the looters devise.”
In another tweet he said, this all is just to blackmail me and this all has shown the scant regard they have for citizens of Pakistan in this crucial time of covid-19 pandemic.