Lahore – Staff Reporter:
The Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) has started preparations for Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) anti-government long march, scheduled to commence on March 26.
According to reports, the party leadership has sought suggestions from central and local leaders within a week to formulate a strategy for the march.
Party sources said that the final strategy would be decided in the light of suggestions received from the party’s leadership whereas the final nod would be given by former premier Nawaz Sharif after consultations with Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif.
On the other hand, Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz and PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz have been given responsibilities regarding the anti-government long march in Punjab.
According to reports, the deposed premier has given the task to organise and mobilise the party in Punjab to Hamza.
In this regard, Hamza would make visits across Punjab before the anti-government protest.
He would also preside over the Workers Convention and various meetings with the provincial leadership of other PDM parties.
On March 8, it was reported that the PDM warned the establishment against any attempt to interfere in the polls for the Senate chair position, scheduled for March 12.
Addressing a news conference after a meeting of the PDM leaders on Monday, PDM President Maulana Fazlur Rehman said there is evidence that intelligence agencies violated the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) code of conduct and tried to influence the March 3 Senate polls by threatening and luring the voters.
“The PDM condemns the move and warns that if the same tactics are repeated during the election of Senate chairman and deputy chairman then the PDM would be compelled to present all the evidence before the public,” said Fazl.
The PDM president was flanked by a number of PDM leaders including Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Maryam Nawaz, respectively, the top leaders of the PPP and the PML-N.