“PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an 11-party opposition coalition formed to send the PTI-led government packing, declared that it will hold its “historic” rally in Peshawar on Sunday (today) despite the refusal of the city administration to grant it permission due to the increase in cases of Covid-19.
JUI-F Leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman, President of the Alliance, reported at a press conference in Peshawar that the government was using the coronavirus problem as a pretext to discourage the opposition from conducting public meetings.
“The Maulana said This unconstitutional government itself is a huge crown.” “We are talking about Covid-19, but we should also highlight Covid-18,” he added, referring to the PTI government. “It would be a great relief for the country to get rid of this government.
The JUI-F leader said that in Peshawar, the PDM will stage a historic rally and not cause its anti-government campaign at any stage to lose momentum.
He added that by stealing the people’s vote, the PTI government had come to power.
“The opposition leader, taking a jibe at Prime Minister Imran Khan, said One Trump is gone, it’s time to take Trump home from Pakistan, too.
Fazl said the PDM’s organisational structure had been completed and its anti-government campaign, with all the constituent parties of the coalition unified on all topics, had acquired more traction.
He added that on November 26, the alliance would stage a rally in Larkana and then on November 30 in Multan.
The Peshawar administration has declined to give the PDM permission to stage a rally in the provincial capital, citing the recent exponential surge in cases involving Covid-19.
In a tweet, the deputy commissioner said that the Covid-19 positive rating in the “alarmingly high” Peshawar district had increased by 13 percent.
“The spread of the deadly virus is likely to increase at any large public gathering,” it reads.
“In order to protect human lives on the basis of the factors referred to above, permission cannot be granted.”
Prime Minister Imran Khan declared on Monday that the government had agreed that no further political rallies would take place around the world, bearing in mind the dramatic rise in coronavirus cases.
The Islamabad High Court also noted that in the case of a coronavirus crisis, the enforcement of the decisions of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Covid-19 was necessary and legal action could be taken against those who violated its decisions.