The joint opposition demanded on Sunday Prime Minister Imran Khan step down from his post. It announced a nationwide campaign to rid people of the incumbent Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaf government from October 2020.
Opposition parties held an all-parties conference in Islamabad on Sunday to shape a strategy against the government. Former premier Nawaz Sharif, who’s in London, and ex-president Asif Ali Zardari addressed the conference through video link.
The opposition decided to exhaust all democratic, political and constitutional options both inside and outside the parliament. These include a no-confidence move and collective resignations from the assemblies.
It announced the start of a countrywide protest campaign. Lawyers, traders, farmers, labourers, students, civil society, media and general public would be made part of it.
Opposition parties will hold joint rallies in Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar and Lahore in the first phase in October and November.
Major rallies and demonstrations will be held in provincial capitals in December. A decisive march towards Islamabad will be held in January 2021.
Speaking at a press conference late Sunday, Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said political parties believing in the constitution and federal parliamentary system today formed an alliance named Pakistan Democratic Movement.
This alliance will run a campaign to get rid of the anti-people government in Pakistan, according to the JUI-F chief.
He then read out the following points of the APC declaration: