Govt allows PDM rallies across Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to allow the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of almost all major political parties, to hold rallies across the country.

The decision was taken in a key meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan to review the political situation in the country. Federal ministers, special assistants, and senior leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) attended the meeting. The meeting also exchanged views on the strategy to deal with the situation.

The government members, during the meeting, opined that the opposition parties should be allowed to hold public gatherings.

The ministers and other participants of the meeting called for making the opposition follow the SOPs related to control the spread of the coronavirus amid fears of a second wave in the country.

Earlier this month, PDM announced a revised schedule and venue of its first rally against what it calls “undemocratic system”. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Ahsan Iqbal, who heads PDM’s steering committee, said that the first power show will be held in Gujranwala on October 16.

A major rally will be held on October 18 in Karachi and it will be hosted by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). The opposition’s alliance will hold the third rally on November 25 in Quetta while Multan will host a rally of the PDM on November 30 Iqbal said that a historic rally will be held on December 13 in Lahore.

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