Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) Lahore Jalsa kicks off here on Sunday (today) at Minar-e-Pakistan, termed as a “historic and decisive” power show.
According to police sources, around 8,500 people participated in the PDM Lahore Jalsa, while according to the special branch around 10,000 people attended the public gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan.
On their arrival at the venue, PDM leaders Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Maryam Nawaz, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari along with others received and greeted by enthusiastic supporters.
This is the first time in the recent history of the country that the PML-N is holding a public meeting at Minar-e-Pakistan.
However, addressing the public gathering, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chief Bilawal Bhutto said that the country was suffering because of the “fake, incompetent and illegitimate government”.
“Punjab’s pag is on the head of the puppet of a puppet. Is this acceptable to Punjab?” he asked, adding that he neither accepted the prime minister nor his chief minister. He insisted that the PDM’s “war is not for power but for the rights” of the people.
“Selectors, listen clearly, you will have to listen to the public’s voice, you will have to accept their decision […] the time for dialogue is gone, now there will be a long march,” lambasted Bilawal.
He went on to add, “Stop making phone calls, stop trying to establish contacts. We will reach Islamabad and chase your puppet out. Once he is gone, then there can be dialogue.”
With a positive aim, the PPP Chairman said that our present is dark but we have a brighter future ahead.
“There is nothing in the footsteps of the rulers except lies and gossip,” added Bilawal. “Incompetent rulers have no intellect and no knowledge of history,” he said.