Gujranwala (Staff Report/Agencies): Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) leaders — Maryam Nawaz, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Maulana Fazlur Rehman strongly criticised the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led government for failing to curb the inflation and other crises.
Addressing the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) first power show in Gujranwala, PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz blasted the PTI-led government for “failing to do its job” and said people were paying for its “incompetence”.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said said the people of the country should become part of the anti-government movement to end “unprecedented inflation and bad governance”. He maintained that relationship between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan were very closely but the incumbent government destroyed the long-term friendship.
Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party’s Mahmood Khan Achakzai said that the PDM had come out on the streets for the supremacy of the Constitution and law.
“Took us 6 hours precisely to get out of Lahore ! Ek samandar tha logon ka ! Now rushing to Gujranwal. Crossed Kamoki,” said Maryam Nawaz in a tweet after she left for the rally from her residence at Jati Umra.
PPP Chairman Bilawal also made brief stopover at Wazirabad where he addressed his party workers and raised anti-government slogans.
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif also addressed the rally via video link from London.
The PDM, which comprises 11 parties including the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Peoples Party, (PPP) and
Jamiat Ulema-e Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), has vowed to oust the ruling Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf (PTI)-led government in the centre.
Strict security measures have been taken at the public gathering venue as at least 7,000 policemen and officers will be deployed for security reasons.