KP PPP to participate in PDM’s sit-in in Islamabad


Provincial President of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Minister of State Mohammad Ali Shah Bacha on Saturday announced that the party’s leadership and workers would participate in a sit-in organized by Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) in front of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on May 15.

In a statement issued here, he stated that caravans from Peshawar, Mardan and Malakand would be gathered at Mardan Motorway Interchange, while the party workers from Kohat, Bannu, DI Khan and Hazara divisions would be met at Hakla Interchange before moving towards Islamabad. Mohammad Ali Bacha said, “PPP stands for transparency and justice and will protest against the double standards regarding the country’s core issue.” He further mentioned that all provincial cabinet members, district heads and sub-organizations of the party had been directed to support the call for PDM’s sit-in in Islamabad.

It was worth mentioned here that Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman announced on Friday that the ruling coalition would hold a peaceful protest and sit-in in front of the Supreme Court on Monday. It comes in respone to the relief granted to PTI chief Imran Khan in multiple cases by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) a day after the Supreme Court had declared his arrest in Al-Qadir Trust corruption case “illegal”. Maulana made the announcement after an emergency meeting of the PDM, which was attended by various political leaders, including Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, and PML-N chief organizer Maryam Nawaz, who participated via video link.

Speaking to the media after the meeting, Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief criticised the Supreme Court for granting bail to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan in all cases after May 9, and for allegedly giving him preferential treatment.