MULTAN: In a massive show of street power, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) held a successful Jalsa at Multan’s Ghanta Ghar Chowk.
Initially, the jalsa was scheduled to be held at Qasim Bagh Stadium but the government did not allow the Jalsa to be held theres.
Scores of political workers belonging to the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), Awami National Party (ANP), Jamiat Ulema Islam (JUI-F) and various other parties attended the political rally which was held on the occasion of PPP’s foundation day.
Chairman PPP, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari could not attend the jalsa due to suffering from COVID-19 but his sister, Mohtarma Aseefa Bhutto Zardari represented him, marking her formal entry in politics.
In an uncanny resemblance to Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, her daughter Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, greeted the crowds with slogans of “Jiye Bhutto”.
Mohtarma Aseefa Bhutto Zardari said, “The people have decided that the ‘selected’ has to go”, Aseefa Bhutto roared to the crowds.
Commenting on the success of the Jalsa, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said, “Multan defeated selected today. PTI had challenged PDM that we could not hold our Jalsa. Turns out their jails couldn’t hold our workers, their force couldn’t stop the people; the streets of Multan today were a referendum for democracy and against puppet raj. Next stop Lahore IA”.
In a continuing display of ‘girl power’, the daughter of former Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, Mohtarma Maryam Nawaz Sharif also addressed the crowds with a thundering speech.
Maryam Nawaz Sharif praised the bravery of the people of Multan, especially the family of Yousaf Raza Gilani who’s children, Kasim and Musa Gilani were arrested in the backdrop of the Jalsa.
Maryam accused the PTI government of “throwing occupied Kashmir in [Indian PM] Modi’s lap” and said that a deliberate campaign was being run for Pakistan to accept Israel.
“Public wants to know if the selectors and selected are on the same page on the matter of Israel,” Maryam Nawaz roared.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan lashed out at the opposition for holding Jalsa’s during the pandemic. PM Khan said, “Problem confronting us in Pak during COVID 19 is of a political leadership that has never gone through any democratic struggle, nor worked with ordinary citizens to understand the problems they confront, nor contributed in any substantive way for betterment of ordinary citizens”.