PM contempt: PML-N announces schedule for protest campaign

Last rally in Lahore at Minar-e-Pakistan will mark commencement of the Long March.

Abdul Manan May 02, 2012

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) has devised its strategy for a countrywide protest movement against the Pakistan Peoples Party-led (PPP) government and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s refusal to step down.

According to Senator Pervez Rashid, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif will start with addressing public gatherings in Punjab. The first rally will be held on May 4 in Taxila and will be followed by rallies in Gujranawala on May 7, Bahawalpur and Sargodha on May 8, Multan and Rawalpindi on May 10, Sialkot on May 11 and Gujrat on May 12.

Later, rallies will be held in Khyber-Paktunkhwa (K-P), Balochistan and then in Sindh.

Nawaz Sharif will address a final public gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore, where he will announce launch the Long March.

According to PML-N sources, the party has decided it will force stakeholders within and outside the country, including the army, to mount pressure on PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari to replace Gilani as prime minister.

Earlier, the PML-N president had announced that a countrywide mass movement would be launched against the government if Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani did not step down after his conviction by the Supreme Court.

A meeting of PML-N’s top leadership was convened in the capital on Monday to decide on the party’s line of action after the apex court convicted the prime minister in a contempt case.


khalid humayun | 8 years ago | Reply

Its all our fault, we do not think through our brains, we try to think through our hearts. In this free world every person has right to own their personal opinion but not necessarily it would be binding on others.

What is the ground reality. PPP and its allies have attained dominating majority in Senate. They have completed their term and are doing home work for next election. It was their maneuvring or it was mother nature blessing that Imran Khan jumped in arena and shouted tsunami. Whose bank vote he is damaging, one and only PML-N, causing the wind-profit for none other than PPP. PTI and PML-N are horn locked and a series of showdown is going on to show who is more popular. That has provided a breathing time for PPP to do some home work for next election. In urban areas, I confess PPP has lost its popularity due their misdeeds. But they are vouching on rural vote bank where there is no PTI. PML-N in Punjab is in better position, all patwaris are under their influence.

Facebook and Twitter are fake social media. One time Musharraf spent some 400 million dollar and for six month it looked like Musharraf is the only popular leader in Pakistan. Then he realised its all waste of time waste of money, so he backed out. It would have been fitness of things if recent rallies by PML-N were for expressing solidarity with Chief Justice who is in hot water.

Raja imran | 8 years ago | Reply

we are ready to go outside 4 judiciary main sb.

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