PDM holds protest meetings in Quetta, Khuzdar, Gwadar

Published December 5, 2020
HUB: Activists and supporters of the Pakistan Democratic Movement march on a road on Friday. — PPI
HUB: Activists and supporters of the Pakistan Democratic Movement march on a road on Friday. — PPI

QUETTA: Provincial leadership of the opposition Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) said on Friday that the present government had failed to fulfill its promises and its wrong policies had brought the country to the brink of economic disaster.

Speaking at a public meeting organised by the 11-party alliance at the Bacha Khan Chowk, the PDM leaders said the struggle they had launched would continue until the ouster of the rulers who had been “imposed on the country after stealing the people’s mandate in the 2018 elections”.

Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam’s chief Maulana Abdul Wasey, Senator Usman Kakar of the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, Agha Hassan of the Balochistan National Party-Mengal, Khair Jan Baloch of the National Party, Rasheed Khan Nasar of the Awami National Party, Wali Mohammad of the PPP and Abdul Wahab Atal of the PML-N were among the leaders who spoke on the occasion.

The opposition alliance also organised protest meetings and demonstrations in Khuzdar, Gwadar and Hub, where local leaders spoke to the public.

They strongly criticised the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government and its leadership and said their wrong policies had resulted in the country “becoming bankrupt”.

They said that those who had promised to provide 10 million jobs to the people were snatching the existing jobs from them, thus making them think in terms of committing suicide.

They said that despite arrests and “other excesses” committed by the government they would continue their struggle until its logical conclusion.

Published in Dawn, December 5th, 2020

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