Prime Minister Imran Khan called the Pakistan Democracy Movement rally on Sunday “sad” and reiterated his long-sworn oath that he “will never give NRO.”
“Pathetic. PDM spent so much money, time, effort and displayed utter callousness by endangering people’s lives during COVID-19 spike,” he wrote.
He said that by holding the rally the Opposition parties showed “scant regard” for the safety of citizens and their well-being.
“All this just to blackmail me into giving them an NRO to save their looted wealth,” the prime minister said.
He followed by saying: “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 government no matter what tactics the looters devise,” the premier added.
The opposition coalition of 11 parties demonstrated its power at the Minar-e-Pakistan monument in Lahore today.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the head of PDM, Maryam Nawaz, vice president of PML-N, and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, chairman of PPP gave a heated speech.
The movement has announced its march to Islamabad. No exact date was provided, but Fazlur Rehman set a timetable from late January to early February.
The person in charge of PDM said that all opposition parties will “resign.”
“We will no longer allow the illegitimate government to rule. We will only rest after it is brought to an end.”