Published On: Tue, Dec 1st, 2020
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PDM’s rally in Lahore on December 13 will prove last nail in the coffin of rulers: Maulana Fazal

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MULTAN : Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Chief and Head of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) Maulana Fazalur Rehman has vowed to go all out in Islamabad and Lahore, saying that PDM’s rally in Lahore on December 13 will prove last nail in the coffin of the rulers. He said that the funeral of the rulers will be taken out from Lahore and we will go after them till Islamabad.

While addressing the PDM public gathering at the Chowk Ghanta Ghar in Multan, Maulana Fazalur Rehman said that there would be a face-off in Lahore on December 13, and we have to win the battle of Lahore and Islamabad. He said that there will be nationwide protests on Friday and Saturday against the violence on PDM workers in Multan.

He said that he congratulates PPP for hosting the rally despite the government closing off the highways of Multan for the past one week. Today’s gathering is being held on the occasion of PPP’s Youm-e-Tasees, he said.

The PDM chief said that he congratulates the people of Multan for driving the illegitimate and incompetent rulers out of the city. In the same way, they will be victorious in overthrowing the government in Islamabad, he added.

Maulana Fazalur Rehman said that if we do not hold rallies, who will become the voice of the poor. The PTI government has come to power by rigging, and their downfall will begin after the rally in Lahore. We will not rest until these cowards are forced to flee the country, he said.

Maulana Fazalur Rehman in his opening remarks lauded the workers and supporters of PDM parties for attending the rally despite attempts by the government to stop opposition from holding their public gathering.

“He [PM Imran] is visiting cantonments and ISI headquarters to pretend that he is safe [from being ousted] but you are not safe, ” he remarked.

Maulana Fazal said his party will also stage protest demonstrations to condemn the arrest of opposition party workers by the PTI-led government. He said the movement has “severed Imran Khan’s link with politics”.

The PDM chief said that the Opposition movement will not allow “illegitimate agents to be foisted upon the people”.

JUI-F chief also addressed the crowd at the end of the rally and said that though the government had warned PDM against holding a public meeting, the PDM alliance had scared the administration off by “merely waving a baton”. He was referring to a press conference by PDM leaders yesterday, where they had vowed to hold a public meeting, come what may.

He told the crowd to be prepared for the next PDM rally, which will be held in Lahore. Rehman said that the people should go home and tell other people about PDM’s agenda.

In his opening address, former prime minister Makhdoom Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani congratulated the participants on joining the rally, “despite the government putting hurdles in the way”.

“The government did not let us prepare for the rally, ” the former premier said, adding that there was no electricity arrangement or proper security.

The senior PPP leader added that, “We had told them [the government] that this power show will be held, and I thank you all for proving that a reality.”

Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) Chief Sardar Muhammad Akhtar Jan Mengal criticised the government and the military leadership and said that if the latter “wants to participate in politics, do so after taking off your uniforms”.

Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party’s Mehmood Khan Achakzai, while speaking at the public meeting, said that PDM was not created to speak against anyone. The alliance’s purpose, he insisted, was to ensure that intelligence agencies and armed institutions should not interfere in political matters.

He warned that “dangerous blocs” were being created around Pakistan and warned that the country may be bombed by foreign forces just like Iran’s scientist and military general were slain. The solution, he said, was that the incumbent assembly be dismantled.