PDM finalises strategy to ensure success of long march

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an opposition parties’ alliance, has chalked out a strategy to make its long march against the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government, scheduled to reach Islamabad on March 23 successful, it has been learnt on Monday.

Sources said that under the plan, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif and Vice President Maryam Nawaz will leave for the federal capital from Lahore while Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who is also the PDM president, from Karachi.

Sources added that bombproof containers had already been readied for both the leaders.

Participants of the march will reach Islamabad’s D-Chowk where they will hold a long sit-in.

Similarly, they explained, JUI-F Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Ameer Senator Maulana Attaur Rehman, Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairman Aftab Sherpao, another JUI-F leader Akram Durrani will lead rallies from Peshawar.

Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PMAP) Chairman Mahmood Khan Achakzai, National Party President Abdul Malik Baloch and Balochistan National Party (BNP) Chairman Akhtar Mengal will leave for the capital city from Quetta.

Mian Abrar
Mian Abrar
The writer heads Pakistan Today's Islamabad Bureau. He has a special focus on counter-terrorism and inter-state relations in Asia, Asia Pacific and South East Asia regions. He tweets as @mian_abrar and also can be reached at [email protected]

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