Lahore – Abdul Rehman:
Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan lashed out at the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Monday for its “hypocrisy”, alleging that its leaders were exacting revenge on the people of Punjab for making them “politically unemployed”.
Taking to Twitter, the chief minister’s aide lashed out at the PPP and the PDM, saying that on the one hand, Sindh government was closing markets at 6 pm as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus while on the other hand, the PPP was holding jalsas in Multan.
“Such is the extent of [their] hypocrisy that buses filled with people are being brought to Punjab to hold jalsas,” said Dr Firdous Awan.
Turning her guns towards the 11-party alliance, Dr Firdous Awan said that the PDM was promoting a “friendly” environment for the coronavirus to spread.
The PTI leader has lashed out at the PDM for holding its rally in Multan today. While scores of FIRs have been registered against PDM and PPP workers, leaders of the alliance have defiantly told the government that the rally will take place come what may.
PDM to hold jalsa in Multan today
The PPP is planning to host the PDM jalsa at Qila Kohna Qasim Bagh Stadium. The gathering will also mark the party’s 53rd foundation day.
Aseefa is standing in for party chairman and brother Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus last week and is self-isolating. He will be addressing the jalsa via video link.
PPP MPA Ali Haider Gilani said Aseefa will head to the Gilani House from the airport. She and Yousuf Raza Gilani will lead the rally.