PPP to lead anti-govt long march from Karachi on March 26

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has announced to begin its long march from Karachi on March 26 that it has planned in a joint strategy under Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) against the incumbent government.

The PPP while announcing a long march against the government under PDM banner said it will begin from Karachi and top party leaders would participate in it. “The march will head to Islamabad,” the party announced.

It is pertinent to mention here that on February 04, PDM, the 11 party opposition alliance, announced that it will kick off a long march towards Islamabad on March 26.

JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman – who is also the head of the 11-party opposition alliance – announced the decision while briefing media about decisions taken in the hours-long meeting held in Islamabad.

However, a day ago it was reported that PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has succeeded in persuading Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman over bringing a no-confidence motion in the Parliament ahead of a long march.

According to sources privy to the details of the meeting held between the two leaders today, Bilawal Bhutto and Maulana Fazlur Rehman agreed that in the case of Yousuf Raza Gilani’s victory on the Senate seat from Islamabad, they would bring a no-confidence motion in the Parliament.

“A final consultation in this regard will be made after the success of the PDM’s candidate Yousuf Raza Gilani,” they said.