PDM To Defer Further Rallies Due To Cold Weather: Sources

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

17th Jan, 2021. 06:35 pm

A meeting of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is expected to be held in Islamabad to take a decision over postponing the further rallies and public meetings because of the severe cold weather, said the sources.

According to the details, PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz will also attend the meeting and will take decisions about PDM’s future rallies and protests.

The majority of the PDM members have suggested postponing the rallies and public meetings till February due to extreme cold and foggy weather in Punjab.

The sources have claimed that PML-N and other members of the Opposition have suggested deferring a scheduled rally in Sargodha, however, a final decision is yet to be made.

The meeting will also review the arrangement for a protest outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) headquarters which is scheduled on Tuesday in Islamabad.

Moreover, Sheikh Rasheed, Federal Interior Minister will also chair a meeting regarding the PDM protest outside the ECP on Monday.

As per the sources, IG Police Islamabad, Commissioner and the representatives of law enforcement agencies will also attend the session.

Police chiefs of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will also attend the meeting via the video link.

The meeting will review the necessary security measures during the protest.

It is pertinent to mention here that Maulana Fazlur Rehman, head of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) and head of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), had said on 11th January while addressing a PDM meeting in Batkhela area of ​​Malakand that the PDM will protest outside the Election Commission of Pakistan on January 19.

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