KARACHI: Joint coalition of the opposition parties under the banner of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) are all set to flex its political muscles for second time in Karachi.
People have thronged to Bagh e Jinnah, venue of the public gathering. Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz has arrived in Karachi for participation in the rally. Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Jamiat Ulema e Islam-F (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazl ur Rehman will also address the gathering among other leaders.
While, PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif will reportedly not address the second power show, after openly criticizing the state institution and ruling government.
The opposition parties have launched a movement against the government for its alleged incompetence to control the economy, rising inflation and revenge politics.
Minister for Planning Asad Umar on Sunday said that state institutions must not be dragged into politics.
Responding to speech of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Asad Umar, while addressing a press conference, said that Nawaz was a convicted person who had fled to London. He said Nawaz always did politics of collision of institutions.
“I have been sitting for two years in every big decision regarding the country since PTI came into power and I have not seen any influence of army in taking decisions.
“On the other hand, the opposition specially, Nawaz Sharif are portraying as if we don’t have democracy and all the decisions are being taken by army,” he said.
Asad Umar said that the Pakistan Muslim League-N supremo had made nexus with India in maligning Pakistan. He asked him that why he did not speak against India, why he did not mention Kulbhushan Jadhav in his speeches.