Opposition mulls en bloc resignations, countrywide shutter-down strike
Joint opposition’s Rahbar Committee, formed to negotiate with the government on matters related to Azadi March, has said that recommendations including en bloc resignations and countrywide shutter-down strike are currently under consideration.
JUI-F’s Akram Durrani, while addressing a news conference flanked by other members of the committee, said, “We don’t refuse to engage in talks but the government’s attitude is not appropriate”.
Besides resignations from the parliament and strike, blocking highways and locking down the whole country at the district level and all other options necessary for any movement are also being considered, said Durrani.
“We have signed an agreement with DC Islamabad and stand by it.”
He said that any irresponsible action by non-democratic forces would be against the national interest. “All opposition parties are unanimous on this point and oppose it,” he added.
Speaking on the occasion, PML-N’s Ahsan Iqbal said he was shocked to know that Prime Minister Imran Khan had waived off the mandatory requirement of a passport for the visiting Sikh pilgrims from India.
“We welcome Sikh pilgrims, who are set to visit the country for Baba Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary next week, but how can an Indian citizen cross an international border and enter the Pakistani territory without the basic document… it means you are changing the status of that territory,” he added.