Fissures in PDM: Important decision expected after Nawaz, Fazl phone call

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and former premier Nawaz Sharif had a telephonic conversation to formulate a political strategy for the future of the opposition’s Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).

The two opposition leaders discussed PDM’s strategy going forward, with the PML-N leader agreeing with Fazlur Rehman’s suggestions. According to sources, Nawaz Sharif extended full support to resignations, long march and sit-in.

Resignations or no-confidence motion? PDM to decide today

The PDM, an 11-party opposition alliance, is likely to decide on its joint strategy on the Senate elections and PPP’s no-confidence motion today.

According to the details, the meeting will be chaired by PDM President Maulana Fazlur Rehman.

All the top leaders of the constituent parties in the opposition alliance, including Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Maryam Nawaz, will attend the meeting, while PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari will join via video link.

Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari in a tweet on Thursday said the PDM will discuss options of tabling no-confidence motion against PM Imran in parliament and long march in the upcoming meeting.

“Long March & no confidence will hopefully be discussed in our PDM meeting. govts desperation is clear. trying to change rules to rig senate elections because they can see their defeat. IA senate elections will show govt is on shaky ground,” Bilawal wrote on micro-blogging site.

Abdullah Zahid

Abdullah Zahid is TPD's correspondent in Karachi. He reports on Pakistani political affairs.

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