PDM lashes out against government, military at Gujranwala
The opposition coalition of 11 parties under the banner of the Pakistan Democratic Movement lashed out against the military establishment at the first show of strength in Gujranwala for ousting the former PML-N government and bringing Prime Minister Imran Khan into power.
Country’s top opposition leaders including Maulana Fazlur Rahman, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Safdar, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, Shahid Khaqqan Abbasi, Khawaja Asif, and ANP leaders all spoke to the crowd at the event that continued even after midnight.
Some extremely controversial remarks were made by the former prime minister through the video link message.
Nawaz Sharif said he will not rest until the system is changed and said he will continue to target those who are operating behind the scenes. He said the same people were behind his ouster and brought selected Imran Khan Niazi to the forefront.
However, he said that they too are now worried over how the country is being run by these selected individuals and pointed to food shortages, rising utility prices, and inflation in the country.
On the other hand, Maryam Nawaz was a little cautious in her choice of words and concentrated mainly on PM Imran Khan and calling him out over his poor governance and policies.
She also called upon Information Minister Shibli Faraz to resign from his position after calling his attention to the round that was brimming with people. Faraz had earlier challenged the opposition parties that he will resign from his position if they were successful in filling up the ground.
Maryam, later speaking in Punjabi, said the PML-N leader said Imran Niazi would not be given NRO. “Imran Niazi… you want to go on your own or the people throw you out. Now you will not get shelter in any shelter house,” she remarked.