After Pakistan’s opposition party called for the anti-government protest, thousands of people took to the the streets of Pakistan shouting slogans against the government and demanding resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The massive protest was an outcome of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) move to 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 protest which was attended by some prominent leaders like Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that Pakistan democratic movement is an important step towards a democratic Pakistan. He said, ” Like the MRD & ARD movements resisting dictatorships, PDM has united all democratic forces. It has a clear, concrete plan of action to restore freedom & dignity of our people, parliament, democracy.”
Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif also lashed out at 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.’
Currently, Pakistan is dealing with the possible regrouping of the Pakistani Taliban in some regions.