PDM Announces Long March Towards Islamabad on March 26

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

04th Feb, 2021. 10:42 pm
PDM meeting today

The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has announced a long march against the federal government on March 26.

After the PDM meeting in Islamabad, Maulana Fazlur Rehman along with Maryam Nawaz, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and other leaders gave details of the meeting in a news conference.

He said the meeting had decided that “the PDM parties will not compete with each other in the Senate elections and will contest this election together.”

Maulana Fazlur Rehman is chairing a meeting of the opposition PDM in Islamabad to decide the future course of action against the government.

The meeting is attended by PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz, Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, ANP’s Amir Haider Hoti, Qaumi Watan Party’s Aftab Sherpao, Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai and other leaders.

The meeting is discussing the future course of action of the anti-government movement, long march and resignation from the assemblies.

Speaking before the meeting, Maryam Nawaz said that the PDM would decide on resignations from the assemblies or the no-confidence motion.

She further said “Government members of the National and Provincial Assemblies are not with the government that is why they want show of hands in the Senate elections.”

Note that yesterday, the 26th Constitutional Amendment Bill on holding Senate elections through the open ballot was tabled in the National Assembly.

During the National Assembly session, Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem introduced the 26th Amendment to the Constitution Bill 2020.

On the occasion of introducing the amendment bill, the opposition protested loudly and made a ruckus and said that the government wants to steal the senate elections.

Opposition members also stopped PML-N member Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha from speaking during the protest.

Law Minister Farogh Naseem said that this bill is actually related to holding the Senate election through the open ballot. “Is it unconstitutional to bring constitutional amendments? Amending the constitution is not a violation of the constitution, the Law Minister said.

Farogh Naseem said that declaring the amendment of the constitution as a violation of the constitution, then Allah is the owner, read even a little bit of the constitution, no one wants to steal elections, elections will be transparent.

Due to opposition protests and noise, Law Minister Forough Naseem could not present the details of the constitutional amendment.

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