The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has decided to “welcome” Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari in it planned move to put pressure on the PTI-led government by holding public gatherings and conventions from September 26.

This was decided in a meeting of the executive committee of the alliance held in Islamabad on Friday with Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman in the chair.

The PDM also discussed the overall situation in the country, Islamabad’s foreign policy besides deciding upon a strategy for the upcoming anti-government movement.

Later, Hafiz Hamdullah said that a white paper would also be released to highlight the government’s failures, adding that the first convention would be held in Islamabad on September 26.

“We will welcome Bilawal … No matter what he says, we will not respond,” PDM’s spokesperson Hafiz Hamdullah said.

He said conventions would be held in Faisalabad on October 16 and in Dera Ghazi Khan on October 31. Meanwhile, the JUI-F would hold a convention in Peshawar on October 14, he added.

According to Hafiz Hamdullah, journalists would help PDM defeat the government’s efforts to set up the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority.

He announced that the opposition would boycott the joint sitting of the parliament to express solidarity with the journalists.

He called the Media Regulatory Authority “an effort on part of the government to curb the freedom of expression.”


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