Anti-govt rally held in Pak regardless of ban

Peshawar, November 22

Pakistan’s newly-formed alliance of 11 Opposition parties on Sunday held its massive anti-government rally in Peshawar despite a ban owing to a spike in Covid cases and security threats.

The fourth power show by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) was held despite the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s warning that it may lodge cases against the PDM leaders if a spike in Covid cases was witnessed after the rally.

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Addressing the gathering, Pakistan People’s Party leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari vowed that January will be the incumbent government’s last month in power.

PDM chief and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (Fazl) leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman said the Imran Khan government came to power through a “rigged election”.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz vice-president Maryam Nawaz left after hearing the news of her grandmother’s death in London. — PTI

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