PDM Braves Arrests, Blockades To Hold Power Show In Multan
In its public meeting held in Multan on Monday amid massive crackdown, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) announced countrywide protests on Friday and Saturday. PDM President Maulana Fazlur Rehman made the announcement and said that the opposition alliance has ‘severed Imran Khan’s link with politics’.
The PDM workers faced crackdown as well as blockades as they geared up for the rally. Ghanta Ghar Chowk, an alternate venue, was chosen after the original venue Qasim Bagh Stadium was sealed by the authorities
Aseefa makes political entry
Aseefa Bhutto Zardari represented Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and made her first appearance at a PDM rally. Addressing the crowd, she said that she would stand by her brother Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, who is currently in self-isolation after contracting coronavirus.
Aseefa further said that so many people have joined the rally despite the ‘cruelty and oppression’ of the authorities, adding that the ‘selected government’ will now have to go. Aseefa also spoke of her father and former president Asif Ali Zardari’s role as president and said that he fought for the people’s rights. “President Zardari introduced 18th amendment and the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP),” she said.
Workers chant ‘pizza’ slogans
During Maryam Nawaz’s speech, some workers of the PDM chanted slogans of ‘pizza, pizza’ in an apparent jibe at former DG ISPR Asim Saleem Bajwa who has been accused of financial misdoing.