ISLAMABAD: The leaders of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) have openly criticized the PTI government and establishment in public gathering held in Gujranwala.
Opposition leaders directly targeted the Imran Khan government, calling it incompetent, corrupt and illegal. They highlighted the inefficiencies and failures of current government from economy to foreign policy, and unemployment to inflation.
While addressing the gathering Maryam Nawaz Sharif, said that government had fear of our today’s gathering, that’s why they tried to block roads. She told people that we are fighting for the cause of obeying the constitution, freedom of media and respect of people’s vote.
PML, N leader expressed that you all listened much about the corruption accusations on Nawaz Sharif and disqualification on “Iqama” but now no one ask Asim Saleem Bajwa to resign after revelation of his companies.
She added that they (PTI) use to call us ‘Mafia’ now see the corruption stories of Imran Khan, sugar mafia, flour mafia, petrol mafia and medicine mafia. It’s time to know what real mafia is.
“Imran claims that institutions are on same page but I want to mention that it does not take much time to turn the page,” said Maryam.
Maryam Nawaz congratulated people of Gujranwala for successful gathering and promised that we will fight for accountability of vote theft.
Chairman PPP, Bilawal Butto Zardari started his speech asking people did you like ‘Tabdeli’ (change). This is the change of Imran and his selectors.
Bilawal said that PTI government has not fulfilled any of promises which they made with people in these two years. Instead they have snatched food, cloth and shelter from poor people.
He highlighted that it is the first time in history Pakistan’s economy is going through negative growth and situation was even better at the time of East Pakistan separation.
Today there is historical inflation, unemployment and crisis of medicines, sugar, flour and petroleum. Similar were the conditions in our tenure but we did not left people alone and managed all such crisis successfully, he added.
Talking about accountability Bilawal Butto asked government that they may investigate politicians but they also must investigate corruption of generals. There should be across the board accountability and no political revenge in the name of accountability.
Chairman PPP also criticized the foreign policy of current government and its handling of Kashmir issue. He stated that the puppet Prime Minister Imran Khan called himself democracy but facts is that people of Pakistan are democracy.
“Selectors have to accept the decisions, rights and power of people as we are ready for last and decisive fight”, he added. Bilawal also said that its time for Imran Khan to go
He invited all opposition parties to October 18 gathering in Karachi.
President PDM Maulana Fazal Ur Rehman expressed that democracy is about to rise once again and these fake rulers will soon leave.
He stated that now all opposition parties are on same page in form of PDM. This government is frustrated and will not see this coming December.
Maulana highlighted that today, only 15 opposition members made Prime Minister to quit National Assembly session.
“Are selectors ashamed on the performance of selected?” he questioned. Country will only run successfully when institutions will function in their limits, said Fazal.
Fazul Ur Rehman promised with people that we will save democracy, save constitution and religious identity of Pakistan.
Former Prime Minister and PML, N Founder Nawaz Sharif also addressed the public gathering via video link from London but TV channels did not telecasted it because of PEMRA ban.
Mehmmood Khan Achakzai, Mian Iftikhar Hussain, Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch, Shah Owais Norrani, Senator Sajid Mir, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Khawaja Asif, Raja Pervaiz Ahsraf and Khurram Dastagir were among the other leaders who addressed the gathering.