ISLAMABAD: The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman said on Monday that Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) will launch nationwide protests against rising inflation from October 20, ARY News reported.
The PDM head announced this while talking to the media here in Islamabad.
He said that a session of PDM leadership was held in Islamabad today where evolving political situation in the country was discussed.
“Issues such as inflation, electoral reforms, the use of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), NAB (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 were discussed in today’s meeting,” he said, adding that PDM huddle rejected the NAB ordinance and use of EVMs in next general elections.
“Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) is the second name of Results Transmission System (RTS),” he said and demanded the federal government to hold immediate fresh elections in the country.
While speaking about long march and rallies, the PDM chief said rallies and protest demonstrations would be held in every district of the country, adding that the option of long march towards Islamabad was also under consideration.
“Complete shutter-down strike would be observed during two-week protest movement,” said Fazl, adding that PDM wants restoration of a constitutional and democratic system in the country.
The JUI-F chief also criticised National Accountability Bureau (NAB) during his presser, saying the institution was being used as tool for political revenge.
On Sunday, Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman announced nationwide protests against rising inflation and poor economic policies.
“Time has come to oust the government,” said PDM head and requested the public to take to the streets against rising inflation and unemployment.
He further said a session of PDM would be held in Islamabad tomorrow (Monday) where important decisions will be taken regarding long march and protest demonstrations.
The JUI-F chief also criticised the PTI-led government over dropping a “petrol bomb” on the nation.