Opposition announces for anti-gov’t. protest after Eid-ul-fitar
ISLAMABAD: Joint opposition agreed to organize an All Parties Conference (APC) and anti-government protest after Eid-ul-fitar.
Addressing a press conference after hosting an Iftar dinner, Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that a single party cannot resolve issues of the country.
He said that all political parties have announced to hold protest movement against the government after Eidul Fitr, adding that protest would be lodged inside and outside the parliament.
Bilawal said that the opposition would devise a joint strategy regarding the protest movement in all parties’ conference.
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazalur Rehman said, “I would like to thank Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Asif Ali Zardari for inviting all opposition parties on the iftar dinner and providing an opportunity for everyone to sit together and devise a joint strategy over the issues.”
He said that the date for the APC would be announced after Eid-ul-fitar.
Speaking on the occasion, PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that Moulana Fazalur Rehman will summon a meeting of the all parties conference to devise a joint strategy against the government.
Earlier, the PPP chairman invited opposition leaders, including PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz Sharif, to an Iftar dinner. The opposition parties’ meeting also includes delegations from Awami National Party (ANP) and Jamaat-e-Islami. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders Maryam Nawaz and Hamza Shahbaz are also attending the meeting.
The opposition rejected the recently proposed hike in the prices of oil and gas. The opposition leaders also expressed their concerns over NAB actions.
Sources said that Bilawal Bhutto has played an important role to bring the opposition on the same page. Sunday’s iftar dinner could prove an important step for the protest movement against PTI’s government.