Rawalpindi: Key opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Wednesday started its 15-day nationwide protest from Rawalpindi against continuous rise in prices of petroleum products and edibles in the country.
In the first step, the PDM will stage protests in big cities of the country and afterwards, it will take a decision about holding public meetings or a long march, reports Dawn News.
Political workers and activists of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Jamiat ulema-i-Islam- Fazlur Rehman (JUI-F) led by Rawalpindi Mayor Sardar Naseem Khan and JUI-F leader Dr Ziaur Rehman gathered in front of Rawalpindi Press Club, the newspaper reported.
Former minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, Tahira Aurangzeb, Daniyal Chaudhry and Hanif Abbasi also participated in the protest.
Protesters were seen carrying flags, placards, banners, portraits of Nawaz Sharif and opposition leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif.
They were chanting slogans in favour of their leaders and against Prime Minister Imran Khan and Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed. Most of the participants were also chanting ‘Down with IMF’, reports Dawn News.