Pak Opposition to hold mega rally despite govt ban

Islamabad: The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance comprising 11 of the country’s opposition parties, has decided to go ahead with its November 22 rally in Peshawar despite Covid-19 restrictions.

“The PDM’s November 22 rally in Peshawar will be held as per schedule,” the media coordinator for the Opposition parties’ coalition Abdul Jalil Jan said, reported Geo News.

Jan stressed that the PDM’s high command had already decided to hold all the meetings.

“We will not allow the rulers to hide behind the coronavirus pandemic,” he said.

This will be the alliance’s fourth power show after the first, second and the third were held on October 16 in Gujranwala, October 19 in Karachi and October 25 in Quetta.

The announcement came shortly after Prime Minister Imran Khan in a televised address to the nation announced that he was imposing additional restrictions on public gatherings in the wake of a Covid-19 resurgence, which included the suspension of political rallies and gatherings.

After Peshawar, the PDM is scheduled to stage two more rallies — Multan on November 30 and Lahore on December 13.

Image courtesy of (credit: Geo TV)

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