The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), a newly formed coalition of 11 opposition parties in Pakistan, will hold an anti-government rally here on Sunday even though the city administration has not allowed it in view of the growing cases of Corona in the country. According to the news published in the Express Tribune newspaper on Sunday, the rally was organized by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz, Jamiat Ulema Islam-Faji (JUI-F) and PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) ) President Bilawal Bhutto will address other coalition leaders including Zardari.
According to the news, former Pakistan Prime Minister and PML-N President Nawaz Sharif, who had addressed the PDM’s last rally from London with a video link, would not be able to address the rally in Peshawar probably due to kidney problem. Her daughter Maryam confirmed the news in response to a tweet on Saturday. Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday criticized the PDM, saying that the opposition alliance is playing with people’s lives in an insensitive manner.
It is noteworthy that Imran Khan’s party Tehreek-e-Insaf had said in a statement on Friday that the second wave of Corona virus epidemic has taken a terrible form. It said, “We have to save people’s lives first.” Therefore, opposition parties cannot be allowed to rally at the cost of the lives of the people. ”In response to the government’s decision, PPP Central Information Secretary Nafisa Shah said that the PDM rally will be held on 22 November as per schedule.