PDM holds third anti-government rally in Quetta

QUETTA (Dunya News) – Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of major opposition parties, on Sunday is holding third rally agianst the incumbent government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan.

President PDM and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz, ANP leader Asfand Yar Wali, Mahmood Khan Achakzai and other leaders are participating in the rally.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chief Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is likely to address the public gathering via video link as he is engaged in election activities in Gilgit Baltistan.

Earlier, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Balochistan regarding the security of the PDM rally, in which it was decided to impose Section-144 in the city as well as ban pillion riding on motorcycles for the day. 

Maryam Nawaz rules out holding dialogue with PTI government

PML-N senior vice president Maryam Nawaz said that she is not accustomed to backdoor diplomacy and will bring down the government democratically. She said that she would consider it a sin to talk with the PTI government.

The PML-N leader said that it was the duty of the state to listen to those who are disgruntled, adding that bringing those people into the national mainstream would strengthen the country.

She said that when things go wrong, defiant voices are bound to be raised. “Real political parties will not go against the public opinion”, she said.