The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is all set to hold an anti-government rally in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) Bannu district today.
According to the details, PDM chief Maulana Fazl ur Rehman and other leading Opposition figures such as PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz, Aftab Khan Sherpao and Mehmood Khan Achakzai are expected to address the gathering. Farhatullah Babar is expected to represent the PPP at the rally.
A rally will be taken out from JUI-F leader Akram Khan Durrani’s house which will arrive at the Bannu Sports Complex where party leaders will address their supporters.
The rally is being held despite protests by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sports Department over the use of the venue as a public meeting.
Addressing media before heading to Bannu, PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said today’s power show will be historic. He ruled out differences among the PDM-constituent parties.
Fazl said there is a lot of time to finalise a strategy for staging a long march towards Islamabad and tender resignations from the assemblies. “Our strategy has changed after consultations with our legal experts,” he pointed out.
“We are moving ahead under one strategy,” the JUI-F chief said. The PDM had earlier decided to hold the public meeting and rally at Lakki Gate in Bannu city but later the venue was changed as the alliance estimated that a larger number of people will take part in it.