LAHORE: The leaders of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Friday announced that opposition parties would contest the upcoming by-elections.
While addressing a press conference after a meeting that was held at Jati Umra in Lahore, the leaders also announced that the decision regarding the Senate elections would be taken later. The PDM chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman denied the rumors about conflicts within the movement. “It (the alliance) is stronger than before,” he said.
Fazl also warned the government with a long march towards Islamabad or Rawalpindi while demanding the resignation of the prime minister by the end of January.
“As announced earlier, all members of PDM parties will submit their resignations to their respective party leaderships and today (Friday) the PDM meeting was informed that all resignations have been received, which showed that one of the PDM’s goals has been achieved,” Fazl said.
The Vice President of Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz (PML-N) Maryam Nawaz also said that it was a duty of the people to send the government. The leaders of the opposition alliance criticized the role of ‘establishment’ and declared that it “has made the country hostage by converting it into a deep state.”
The PDM also announced to hold demonstrations outside the offices of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from January 19 while the date of the final long march would be announced later.