‘Black day’ to be observed against PTI govt on July 25


Islamabad, The anti-government alliance will observe a countrywide “black day” on July 25 against alleged rigging in the July 25, 2018, general elections, PPP leader Waqar Mehdi announced in a press
conference on Tuesday at Bilawal House, Karachi, after a multiparty meeting.
The opposition parties in the National Assembly also decided to hold a general convention on
the same day outside the Mausoleum of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. Central leaders
of the opposition parties will address the event. Conventions will also be held in other provincial
The decision comes at a time when the country’s political atmosphere is already charged and
the tussle between the ruling and opposition parties has reached the next level. Opposition
parties have submitted a no-confidence resolution against the Senate chairman [who enjoys the
support of the ruling party], while the ruling PTI has taken the same step against the deputy
chairman of the Senate who belongs to the PPP.
The participants of the meeting also constituted an organising committee for the event. Two
members each from the PPP, the PML-N, the Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), the Awami
National Party (ANP), the National Party (NP), the Jamiat Ulma-e-Pakistan (JUP) and the
Pakhtunkhwa Mili Awami Party (PkMAP) will be a part of the committee.
The PPP leader said that inflation, joblessness and poverty had increased immensely since the
incumbent “selected” government was “imposed”. He added that the July 25 general convention
would become a milestone in the country’s politics.
Other opposition leaders also addressed the presser and said all political parties of the country
were on the same page. They added that the masses would not forgive the political forces if
they didn’t launch a protest drive.courtesy https://dailytimes.com