Pakistan Democratic Motion (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman addressing a PDM protest in Peshawar on November 20, 2021. — YouTube/HumNewsLive

PESHAWAR:  The Pakistan Democratic Motion (PDM) will “hold preventing until the drowning of the federal government”, the Opposition alliance’s chief, Maulana Fazlur Rehman mentioned Saturday.

Addressing a rally in Peshawar alongside different PDM leaders, he mentioned that Prime Minister Imran Khan is not going to get an opportunity to flee when the PDM reaches Islamabad.

With out specifying when the alliance would march in the direction of the capital, Fazl mentioned: “We’ll shut down the roads once we attain Islamabad, not the federal government.”

The Peshawar rally was part of a sequence of protests by the PDM, which included demonstrations in Karachi and Quetta earlier this month. The Opposition alliance will now head in the direction of Lahore after which Islamabad — however the dates are but to be introduced.

The PDM chief mentioned that the present setup had “broken the nation’s Islamic id”.

He claimed that that the Opposition, forward of a joint sitting of the parliament, “obtained threatening telephone calls demanding that votes for the passage of payments be given in favour of the federal government”.

Fazl mentioned the Opposition alliance has not demanded native physique elections, relatively it desires to carry normal elections instantly — that are initially scheduled to happen in 2023.

The PDM chief, referring to the 2018 normal elections, mentioned the “stolen” votes of the folks needs to be returned to them, alleging that the federal government has “made preparations to rig the subsequent elections as soon as extra”.

The Opposition has been persistent that the federal government “shaped the premise for rigging” within the subsequent elections when it bulldozed 33 payments in Wednesday’s joint Parliament sitting, together with essential payments associated to using digital voting machines (EVMs) and granting voting rights to abroad Pakistanis.

The joint Opposition has warned that it’ll transfer the Supreme Court docket in opposition to the laws within the Parliament, with the federal government asking it to sit down on the negotiation desk as an alternative.

‘Govt will now rig the subsequent normal elections’

For his half, PML-N chief and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi mentioned the incumbent authorities was “not the folks’s consultant”.

The previous premier mentioned the “occasions that led to the rigging of the 2018 elections” had been regularly coming to gentle, as he reminded the those who former chief justice of Gilgit-Baltistan Rana Shamim had blamed ex-chief justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar for “enjoying a component in rigging” the polls.

Abbasi mentioned the federal government would now “rig” the subsequent normal elections, identical to it had “rigged” the Daska by-elections. “The laws executed within the Parliament is not going to resolve the nation’s issues,” he added.

The previous premier mentioned when the rulers are “oblivious to the folks’s struggling, then they aren’t match to rule” and will step down from workplace.

He reiterated that the federal government had granted an NRO (concession beneath the Nationwide Reconciliation Ordinance) to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav by passing a regulation on this week’s joint parliamentary sitting that permits him the correct to evaluate and reconsideration, in keeping with orders from the Worldwide Court docket of Justice.

Pakistan can not prosper till the nation runs in keeping with the structure, he added.

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