PDM decides not to change date of long march

PDM decides not to change date of long march


PDM decides not to change date of long march

ISLAMABAD (Dunya news) – Day after Interior Minister Sheiukh Rashid urged the opposition to reschedule their protest march from March 23 to March 27 citing threat of terrorism and Coronavirus, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Tuesday agreed not to change the date of long march.

A meeting of the PDM was held in Islamabad under the chairmanship of Maulana Fazlur Rehman and was attended by PML-N s Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Maryam Aurangzeb, Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry and Bilal Kayani. Abdul Malik, Aftab Sherpao, Owais Noorani of National Party, Hafiz Abdul Karim of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam and Hafiz Hamdullah were also present in the meeting.

Apart from them, Ahsan Iqbal, Maryam Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif participated in the meeting through video link.

The meeting reviewed the strategy for the March 23 long march and also discussed in-house change. The recommendations of the PDM s steering committee were considered and the foreign funding case against PTI was also reviewed. The report of Transparency International was also reviewed.

According to sources, the PDM agreed not to change the date of the long march. Details of PDM formation or sit-in in Islamabad will be released near Long March.

Talking to media after the meeting, Fazlur Rehman said that the PDM Steering Committee meeting was held two days ago and the Mehangai March will be held on March 23, while the sub-organizations of all parties will make the march a success.

“People from all corners of the country will turn to Islamabad on March 23,” he said and added farmers will fully participate in the long march.

The PDM chairman said that the SBP has been made slave of the international financial institutions in the name of sovereignty, adding that no ruler can allow them to trade their freedom at any cost and this bill has put the national sovereignty at stake.

He said PDM has rejected the mini budget and it should be withdrawn, adding that the mini budget has multiplied the burden of inflation on the common man.