LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), alongside other political parties, on Sunday has planned to hold protests in several cities against the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) economic policies which have resulted in “rising inflation, and hike in electricity and gas tariffs”.
The protest was reportedly held in front of various news clubs in the city to give the government a difficult time on the political front.
Ahsan Iqbal, a senior politician at PML-N, told the media that the government’s economic policy has made life difficult for the poor.
In addition, opposition parties will come into contact with each other to discuss internal changes and the possibility of holding a new general election.
Nawaz Sharif, the top leader of PLM-N receiving medical treatment in London, hinted that he would return to the country after completion of treatment.
The developments took place after the PML-N meeting in London yesterday, when party leaders had the task of stepping up anti-government efforts and setting up committees to develop a common strategy for internal change. They also discussed with the government an impasse in the appointment of members of the Pakistan Election Commission (ECP).
PML-N leader Khawaja Asif said the party is awaiting a detailed decision of the Pakistan Supreme Court in the case of the army commander.
Party leaders also discussed laws on extending the term of office of the chief of staff of the army, as well as possible changes to the Pakistani Army Law of 1952 and the country’s politics.
Opposition and the government have had to deal with an impasse in the appointment of ECP members because the two parties have not reached agreement on this issue.
Although both Shehbaz and Prime Minister Imran Khan have sent proposals for the function to the relevant parliamentary committees, no agreement has yet been reached.
On Wednesday, after the parliament got stuck with the appointment of the Chief Electoral Commissioner (CEC) and two ECP members from the provinces of Sindh and Balochistan, opposition members turned to the Supreme Court to “give an appropriate order.”
On November 28, the Supreme Court approved the conditional extension of the current position of General Qamar Javed Bajwa by six months as Chief of Staff of the Army (COAS) and ordered the government to complete the required legislation to expand the army within six months / to point out. leader