thenews.com.pk 22 Sep, 2020 02:15 am

The opposition’s PDM

The opposition’s PDM
The APC held on Sunday evening, hosted by the PPP, and, most importantly of all, addressed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, may have highlighted the vast chasm between the ruling party and the...

It is also not yet clear precisely what all the stakeholders who hold influence in the country have made of Nawaz’s address and the APC but the past two days have certainly seen the ruling party take the APC seriously – a bit too seriously, some would say.Contrary to what Maulana Fazlur Rahman seems to have wanted – en-masse resignation from assemblies – the opposition has eventually settled on a phased movement against the government, under the banner of the Pakistan Democratic Movement.Certainly there was no evidence of such success in 2019 when Maulana Fazlur Rahman held his ‘dharna’, and the PPP and the PML-N showed reluctant inclination to join him.Home Today's Paper Editorial The opposition’s PDM Editorial September 22, 2020 The APC held on Sunday evening, hosted by the PPP, and, most importantly of all, addressed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, may have highlighted the vast chasm between the ruling party and the mainstream opposition but also seems to have given some lease of life to opposition politics.

In his highly anticipated address, Mian Nawaz Sharif minced very few words in setting the tone and laying out without any innuendo or euphemism what he thought was wrong with the country, the government, the legitimacy of power and where power really resides in the country.How long this new round of opposition politics lasts is up for debate though.

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