thenews.com.pk 21 Sep, 2020 03:15 am

Opposition parties form alliance to topple PTI govt

Opposition parties form alliance to topple PTI govt
Ag AgenciesISLAMABAD: Major opposition parties, at the All Parties Conference on Sunday, formed a political alliance — the Pakistan Democratic Movement — against the PTI government and...

Top Story September 21, 2020 ISLAMABAD: Major opposition parties, at the All Parties Conference on Sunday, formed a political alliance — the Pakistan Democratic Movement — against the PTI government and demanded the Prime Minister’s “immediate resignation”, failing which they threatened to go for a protest movement to topple the “selected” government.Earlier, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif called for unity among opposition parties and urged they should be prepared to take unconventional and bold decisions to bring about change.After talks between Zardari and Sharif, it emerged that the opposition has decided to launch a nationwide protest movement in the first week of October if Prime Minister Imran Khan does not step down, Geo News reported citing sources.He also criticised the government for the inflation in the country and held the Prime Minister responsible for the increase of sugar prices “despite the mantras against corruption mafias and NROs”.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar said the opposition meeting was nothing more than a gathering of “criminals and convicts” who deliberate on ways to “paralyse the law enforcing agencies or defuse the corruption cases against them”.Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill termed the conference the “Pakistan Lootmar Association”.

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