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Wednesday Oct 20 2021
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Web Desk

Marriyum vows PDM to send govt packing as alliance launches protests from Pindi

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Web Desk

PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb chanting anti-government slogans during a protest in Rawalpindi on October 20, 2021. — Twitter/@pmln_org
PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb chanting anti-government slogans during a protest in Rawalpindi on October 20, 2021. — Twitter/@pmln_org 

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Democratic Movement's anti-government campaign will send the incumbent set up packing, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb vowed on Wednesday.

The PDM staged a protest in Rawalpindi today, which was the first stop in its county-wide protest campaign to oust the government.

"People are exasperated due to inflation and unemployment, and they have no left hope from this government," the PML-N spokesperson said as she addressed the protest.

Rawalpindi Mayor Sardar Naseem Ahmed, the PDM's local leadership and women partook in the protest. Due to the protest, which took place near Liaquat Bagh, the flow of traffic was disrupted on Murree Road.

The PML-N spokesperson said people were "forced to commit suicide" during the incumbent regime's rule, as she sought the nation's support to make the Opposition alliance's country-wide protests successful.

"The people talking about Riasat-e-Madina will have to go home."

The PML-N spokesperson said PDM would not allow Prime Minister Imran Khan to become a "political martyr" and that the people were well-aware of the country's political developments.

"Imran Khan has to put Shahbaz Sharif and Nawaz Sharif behind bars to run his government," she added.

Rasheed welcomes protest

Meanwhile, Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed said he was happy to know that the Opposition alliance had decided to kick off their anti-government campaign from his home city.

The interior minister said the government would not allow the Opposition to take the law into its hands, as he assured the nation that Prime Minister Imran Khan was personally dealing with the issue of inflation.

"If Shahbaz Sharif held a meeting with someone, then it is a positive development," he added.

PML-N holds meeting

A day earlier, PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif held a high-level meeting of the party to finalise the schedule for protests and rallies against the PTI-led government. 

Shahbaz Sharif urged workers and leaders of the party at the district and provincial level to partake in the protests. 

Earlier, PDM leaders convened a meeting of the party at 2pm in Islamabad, where the dates and venues for the Islamabad protests were to be finalised.