PDM Quetta Jalsa: Preparations underway; govt. deploys security forces

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

24th Oct, 2020. 11:34 am

Ahead of the opposition rally, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) at Quetta’s Ayub Stadium, the Balochistan government has deployed more than 4,000 security officials from police, Frontier Corps (FC) and other forces.

Banners and flags of different political parties have been posed on major roads and streets across the city for the upcoming PDM rally.

Moreover, Mahmood Achakzai, Dr Abdul Malik Baloch and Akhtar Mengal have arrived in Quetta today, whereas, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) supremo Maulana Fazlur Rehman already reached Balochistan’s Kalat district yesterday while he will arrive in Quetta in the evening today.

According to sources, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz will depart for Quetta via a flight of a private airline along with a 10-member delegation comprising Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Captain (Retd) Safdar, Ahsan Iqbal and others.

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari will reach Quetta on Sunday via a special flight from Gilgit, otherwise, he will address the rally via video link.

Furthermore, Former premier and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif is also likely to address the rally’s participants from London via video link.

Earlier on October 18, the PDM Karachi Jalsa was held at Bagh-e-Jinnah in Karachi.

The city’s traffic police had issued an advisory plan for commuters and Jalsa participants.

Speaking to the jalsa in Karachi, Maryam Nawaz had said that the party does not fear Imran Khan, his government will soon witness the consequences of PDM’s power shows.

She had added that this movement is decisive. We have never been to VIP prisons before.

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