Pakistan opposition’s 11-party alliance all set to show strength

Islamabad: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), Pakistan opposition’s 11-party alliance, is all set to show its strength on Sunday despite government’s bid to block rally.

The Imran Khan-led Pakistan government has extended the ban on all kinds of gatherings of five or more people, processions, and demonstrations at any public place in Islamabad, including the Red Zone, for a period of two months.

The PDM has organized five similar rallies in Peshawar, Gujranwala, Karachi, Quetta and Multan. The ban comes at a time when certain parties and members from civil society are planning to organise processions.

Imran Khan has earlier appealed to the PDM to postpone the anti-government rally to keep the dreaded  coronavirus at bay. The opposition parties, however, have turned down the request.

The PM of Pakistan told the media that the government has decided against allowing the Opposition to hold the public gathering.

Khan said FIRs will be lodged against everyone, but will not stop opposition leaders from attending the rally.