ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan chairs a meeting of senior PTI leaders and their allies to discuss the ongoing political situation in the country.
The meeting was attended by Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, Minister of Planning and Development Asad Umar, Minister of Education Shafqat Mehmood, Minister of Finance and Information Shibli Faraz, and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Political Communications Shahbaz Gill.
Sources say the Prime Minister will inform the party’s leadership of the upcoming strategy on anti-government opposition. The prime minister called a government spokesman’s meeting later today.
The development comes in the wake of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) riots in Lahore on Sunday night.
Enthusiastic speeches were delivered by PDM chief executive Maulana Fazlur Rehman, PML vice-president Maryam Nawaz and PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at the rally as a long march to Islamabad was announced.
Although there is no set date for the march, Fazl has set a deadline for the march in early January or early February next year. A PDM official said the “illegal government” would not be allowed to govern, adding that the Opposition “would only rest after the PTI government was overthrown”.
Response by Prime Minister Imran Khan to PDM jalsa
Calling the 11-member coalition’s show ‘sad’, Prime Minister Imran Khan said the PDM had “spent a lot of money, time, effort and showed indifference to putting people’s lives at risk during the COVID-19 show of neglecting citizens’ safety and welfare”. “.