PDM steering committee voices support for long march, resignations

Recommendations to be presented at the PDM summit tomorrow

News Desk December 05, 2021
PML-N's Shahid Khaqan Abbasi addresses a news conference in Islamabad. SCREENGRAB


The steering committee of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Sunday prepared recommendations in favour of the long march and resignations from assemblies to protest against the incumbent government and rising inflation.

The meeting was chaired by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

According to the Express News, the meeting agreed to hold conventions and protest rallies in all four provinces across the country before the long march.

However, the time and dates for the march and resignations are to be decided at the upcoming PDM summit.

The recommendations of the steering committee will be presented tomorrow (Monday) at the PDM summit, which will be chaired by the movement’s chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman.

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The summit will be held in Islamabad.

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif on Friday announced that the PDM would decide the details regarding the long march in the December 6 meeting, rejecting the notion of a rift between opposition parties.

He cited soaring inflation and unemployment as two major issues, threatening the very existence of Pakistan.

“The claims of the PTI government that it is governing in an honest and transparent manner is the biggest lie in the country’s history,” said the PML-N president, who is also the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, while addressing a news conference.


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