Lahore: After Pakistan’s opposition party called for the anti-government protest, thousands thronged streets of Pakistan in protest against the Prime Minister Imran Khan. Protestors chanted slogans against the government and demanded for the resignation.
The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) move launched the protest calling people to stand together against the authoritarian rule. It launch a wave of rallies and protests, against the Imran Khan-led government. The opposition parties of Pakistan held a day-long multi-party meeting to plan the countrywide protest which was attended by some prominent leaders like Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
The opposition leaders announced that they would use all political and democratic options, including no-confidence motions and en mass resignations from Parliament, to seek “the selected Prime Minister`s resignation and an end to the role of the establishment in politics”.
According to the IANS report, “the JUI-F chief also read out a 26-point declaration in the form of a resolution containing various demands, including “end of establishment`s interference in politics, new free and fair elections after formulation of election reforms with no role of armed forces and intelligence agencies, release of political prisoners, withdrawal of cases against journalists, implementation of the National Action Plan against terrorism, speeding up of the projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and across the board accountability under a new accountability law”.
Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif also slammed the Imran Khan government and said that under his governance the army has gone from a ‘state within a state’ to a ‘state above the state.’