Islamabad: Opposition parties in Pakistan on Sunday announced that they will be form a new alliance called ‘Pakistan Democratic Movement’ in a bid to oust the Imran Khan-led government.
Geo News reported that after a multi-party conference in Islamabad, an alliance was agreed upon to “rid the country” of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.
Addressing a press briefing, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman said the opposition is demanding the “immediate resignation of elected Prime Minister Imran Ahmed Niazi”.
“In the first phase, beginning October, rallies will be held in Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Punjab. In the second phase, starting in December, huge demonstrations will take place country-wide. In the third phase, to begin in January next year, a long-march will move towards Islamabad,” Rehman was quoted as saying.
“To oust the elected government, the joint opposition will use all tactics, including a vote of no confidence and resignations from the Parliament,” he said.
Nawaz Sharif, who is presently in London for treatment, had earlier termed the PTI government as “nalayaq” (worthless) and said Pakistan’s economy has been completely destroyed in the last two years.
“Pakistan has been constantly deprived of a democratic system…When the vote is dishonoured, the entire democratic system becomes meaningless. When it is decided before the election process as to who will win and who will lose, then it can be guessed how the public is betrayed and how the public’s mandate is stolen,” the former Prime Minister was quoted by Dawn as saying.