PDM heads likely to announce holding of long march in today's meeting

PDM heads likely to announce holding of long march in today’s meeting


Islamabad: The leader of the 11-party opposition coalition Pakistan Democracy Movement (PDM) is likely to announce a long march against the government at a meeting scheduled for today in Islamabad.

The heads of the 11-party opposition alliance will meet under the chairmanship of Jamiat Ulema-e Islam (F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman during which consultations would be held to formulate strategy for the long march and upcoming senate election.

According to sources, tabling of no-confidence motion against the government suggested by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will also come under discussion during the meeting.

Earlier on Wednesday, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif had a telephonic conversation to formulate a political strategy for the future.

The two opposition leaders discussed PDM’s strategy going forward, with the PML-N leader agreeing with Fazlur Rehman’s suggestions. According to sources, Nawaz Sharif extended full support to resignations, long march and sit-in.

On the other hand, Maryam Nawaz, vice chairman of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), also visited the PDM director and JUI-F director Maulana at his residence in Islamabad on Wednesday night. Fazlur Rehman (Maulana Fazlur Rehman).

PML-N senior leader Rana Sanaullah and party spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb also accompanied Maryam Nawaz when they visited the JUI-F chief’s residence.

According to sources, discussions were held during the meeting to formulate a future strategy for the anti-government movement. They also discussed the PDM agenda and the message sent by PML-N supreme Nawaz Sharif earlier today.

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