PDM leaders vow to hold Lahore public meeting despite Pakistan PM Imran Khan govt's warnings
Islamabad: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) leaders once again challenged Pakistan PM Imran Khan and said they will host the Lahore public meeting on Dec 13 despite the government warning of legal action.
The statement comes a day before heads of PDM's constituent parties meet in Islamabad to review arrangements for the Lahore rally and to finalise a strategy for the next phase of its anti-government campaign, reports Dawn News.
Addressing today's press conference in Lahore, PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira was quoted as saying by Dawn News the government had changed its tactics to try and stop the opposition from holding the rally.
"The premier doesn't realise that these things don't stop rallies. Martial law used much harsher tactics but rallies and movements did not stop," he said.
He said the people of Pakistan are fed up with the Imran Khan-led government.
"The time has come for them to go," he said, adding that the government was "fascist".
"There used to be some back and forth in politics, but the mud-slinging and culture of swearing that they [government] have brought during their tenure has never been seen before," he said.
The PDM is an alliance of several key political parties in the country which have vowed to challenge the current Pakistan government.