The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of major opposition parties has held second rally in Karachi on as a part of its anti-government campaign. According to details, 160 feet long and 60 feet wide stage has been placed in Karachi’s Jinnah Bagh while over 50,000 chairs have also been arranged to facilitate the participants.
PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, PML-N vice presidents Maryam Nawaz and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party chairman Mehmood Achakzai, among other leaders, arrived on the stage set up at Bagh-i-Jinnah late in the evening.
The crowd waved flags of the various political parties represented by the PDM. Bilawal thanked the enthusiastic crowd and welcomed the JUI-F chief and PML-N vice president. MNA Mohsin Dawar also arrived in Karachi earlier today along with supporters and workers of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) group to attend the rally.
Dawar said that PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari had invited him to attend the public meeting. The PTM leader said he will address the crowd in which he will talk about the current situation of the country, missing persons as well the situation along the tribal belt. Maryam arrived in Karachi on Sunday afternoon and was welcomed at the airport by a large number of party workers.
This is her first public appearance in the metropolis. After leaving the airport, Maryam visited the Quaid’s mausoleum to offer fateha. She was accompanied by former Sindh governor and PML-N leader Mohammad Zubair as well as Captain retired Muhammad Safdar, party spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb and former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.