ICMD, April 7, 2019

Pressure from within the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has been mounting on the party leadership to join hands with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) to take to the streets against the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government’s ‘aggressive’ use of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against them.

The PML-N leaders Dawn spoke to on Sunday believed that the PTI government would push it (PML-N) further to the wall if they kept watching silently the “PTI-NAB nexus” operate with impunity.

They said some party leaders had started ‘requesting’ the leadership, Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif, to start mobilising workers to launch a campaign against the government. As the masses were overburdened by unprecedented price hike and inflation due to the PTI government policies, it was the right time to take to the streets, they said, expressing the hope that the opposition’s drive would be ‘very successful’.

PML-N information secretary Senator Mushahidullah Khan hinted at taking to the streets after Eid (in June) against the anti-people policies of the PTI government. “After Eid there is possibility that the opposition will be on roads against the Imran Khan’s government that has caused an irreparable damage to the country especially economically. Those who have brought Imran Khan and company to the power will also be thinking about their decision.” -- Courtesy Dawn