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Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) once again targeted Prime Minister Imran Khan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government during their rally in Karachi on Sunday.

During the address at Karachi's Bagh-e-Jinnah, the leaders of the PDM targeted the government and vowed to continue their quest for the rights of the Pakistani people.

On this occasion, PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz addressing to the gathering said in the "fight between elders, there is no room for children".

She was responding to PM Imran Khan's speech, where he had said: "I will not talk about the two children who made speeches; I do not want to talk about them," he said, referring to Maryam Nawaz and Bilawal Bhutto.

She said the premier is "troubled" after one jalsa.

Maryam said that she knew that PM Imran Khan was under pressure, but he could have at least respected the prime minister's office.

"If there is no one to teach you [how to react under pressure] then you could have learned from Nawaz Sharif."

Commenting on the newly formed alliance between the opposition, she said that despite the parties being PML-N's political opponents, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Asif Zardari, and Mahmood Achakzai had always treated her with the utmost respect.

"Today, we are fighting for the rights of the Pakistani people, and when we will compete with each other in the political battleground then we will become competitors, but we won't become each other's enemies," she said.

PM has to go; this movement is against hunger, injustice, oppression: Bilawal

Meanwhile, addressing the Karachi rally, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said: "We want [Pakistan to have] true democracy."

"Remember this: The people will no longer remain silent. The walls of their homes will shake with the chants of the people."

He said that opposition-led alliance [PDM] will fight for workers, farmers, lady health workers, government employees and every section of the country.

"The prime minister has to go; this movement is against hunger, injustice and oppression."

He also paid tribute to his late mother Benazir Bhutto and all those who laid down their lives in the Karsaz attack 13 years ago.

He said that this pain and sorrow is one that will remain a life time. But this pain must be turned to strength just like the path PPP took after the "political murder" of Zulfiqar Bhutto

PDM aims to restore a "free, democratic atmosphere": Fazlur Rehman

JUIF chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said PDM aims to restore a "free, democratic atmosphere" and to ensure the survival of the state.

"No amendment will be accepted which would reduce the rights of the people," said Fazlur Rehman "If the people of Sindh do not want, no one can dare to divide Sindh."

He said it is "not conscionable to recognise this government".

Earlier, PDM president and JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has already touched down in Karachi whereas Maryam Nawaz is expected to arrive in the port city today.

As many as 50,000 seats were placed inside the venue for participants. Over 4,000 policemen have been deputed for the security of the rally and the organisers have prepared 100,000 masks for participants.

Ahead of the rally, both PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah toured the venue and inspected the arrangements.

Four gates have been set up at the venue—one for PDM leaders, one for women, one for political workers and one for the media. Meanwhile, three stages have been set up—one for the main PDM leaders and two for senior leaders of opposition parties. Each stage is 160 feet long, 20 feet high and 50 feet wide. Barbed wire has been placed around the main stage where the PDM leaders will sit.

Special arrangements for lighting and sound system have also made at the venue. Around 1,500 workers of the PPP will volunteer to regulate movement of traffic and ensure participants duly follow anti-coronavirus SOPs.


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