GUJRANWALA: The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Friday criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan, warning him that the days of his reign are numbered, in a crowded place in the city.
Speaking at a gathering of thousands of people at the venue, Maryam Nawaz said she was fighting for businesses that had been destroyed during the tenure of the ruling government and journalists who were being censored.
“People [journalists] who stood by the truth were fired from their jobs, “he said.” I have come to present the Lady Health Workers case as well before you, who are languishing on the streets of Islamabad. “
Maryam said no one has the right to overthrow the elected representatives of the people. “It’s you [masses] who should form a government and expel them too, “he said.
Referring to the verdict of the Panama leakage court, the vice president of PML-N said those who called Sharif’s family the “Sicilian Mafia” now know what the term mafia means.
“All they can find out from Nawaz Sharif’s corruption is Iqamah,” he said. “They used to call us the Sicilian Mafia, I’m sure now they know what the real mafia is,” said Maryam.
Blaming the government for skyrocketing food prices, he said it was the PTI government’s tactic to ensure food items disappeared from the market. When their prices go up, the food returns to the market, he said.
“Today you have put pressure on the media, which is why nobody is talking about your corruption,” he said, referring to Prime Minister Imran Khan.
‘Selectors and shortlist must come on our page now’
After Maryam ended her speech, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari took the stage to denounce PM Imran Khan and his government, saying that cricketer-turned-politician has no solution to the problem of the poor.
Imran’s solution to inflation is Tiger Force, he said. “The solution for locusts is the Tiger Squad. The solution for COVID-19 is the Tiger Squad,” Bilawal added, mocking the prime minister’s volunteer force. “This is the solution he has for your problem.”
Referring to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement that the civilian government and military leadership are on the same page, Bilawal said that “the electorate and the elected” must come on the Opposition’s page otherwise they have to leave.
The PPP chairman said PM Imran Khan had promised, before he could win the election, to provide 5 million homes for the poor. He said that not a single person has been given a house in the past two years since the government came to power.
“He promised to end corruption but instead broke all corruption records,” Bilawal said. “Akbar S Babar [PTI founding member] said there was evidence his party was being funded from India but nobody paid attention. “BRT is the most expensive project but nobody pays attention,” he added.
Targeting the government for not holding people accountable as a whole, Bilawal regrets how Zardari, Faryal Talpur, and Maryam Nawaz were sent to prison just for corruption charges. “But if the accusation is aimed at Imran and Aleema wedge, nobody asked about them, “he said.
‘Fake rulers will meet their destiny’
Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chairman Maulana Fazlur Rehman, president of the PDM, took the final stage, criticizing the government and warning that time was running out.
“The fake ruler will meet his fate,” he said. “The sun of democracy will soon rise. If you remain undaunted, this government will not see the month of December,” added the JUI-F chairman.
The PDM president said that an anti-government movement had started and now, a “sea of people” would appear in Karachi, Multan, Lahore and Peshawar in the coming days.
Referring to the prime minister who came out without giving a speech in parliament on Friday, Fazl said all it took was 15 lawmakers to “scare” PM Imran from the assembly.
“He boasts about having a majority in parliament. Today, 15 members of the Opposition scared off the fake prime minister from parliament,” said Fazl.
He lashed out at the government, blaming it for using “political revenge” in the name of holding corruptors accountable. “Today, all political forces stand on one platform,” he said.
Telling the public that they should go out to seek their rights, Fazl said that the PDM wanted to “return Pakistani politics back to the people”.
“Voting is the right of the Pakistani people. This right has been stolen, robbed,” he said. “We want to return this right to the Pakistani people. They have to get out [and seek it],” he says.
Fazl cited the example of the Soviet Union, adding that it was “removed from the world map” because of its deteriorating economic situation. “Pakistan is not that strong [as the Soviet Union] that it will be able to maintain its existence [if such a scenario presents itself], “he added.
The chairman of JUI-F said that everyone knows who is responsible for instigating sectarian conflicts. He said, JUI-F always prioritizes religious harmony, inviting all parties to remain united. “All schools of thought have spoken of harmony,” he said.
“Our movement has started, it will not stop now,” he said. “Our movement will only end when the supremacy of the constitution is established.”