Lahore, Pakistan: Inflation in Pakistan in not coming to an end. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has announced protest in 11 cities of Punjab province named Pakistan Democratic Movement.
According to the PML-N, the demonstrations will be held in Lahore, Muzaffargarh, Jhang, Kasur, Mianwali, Bahawalpur, Bhakkar, Vehari, Khushab, Layyah and Murree.
A senior party leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will lead the rally in Murree.
Taking to Twitter Shehbaz Sharif said: “People are literally struggling to survive due to non-existent governance. The future looks increasingly bleak under the PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf). Never before in our history has any Pakistani leader abandoned people like this. So unfortunate.”
He added: “Dealing with the challenges of economy should be the foremost subject of our national conversation & public policy. A fast deteriorating economy means more misery for people, a greater reliance on international financial institutions & grave implications for national security.”
On Thursday, PML-N senior leader Khwaja Ahmad Hassan said while speaking to reporters that this protest drive was not to meet any personal agenda but against unprecedented price hike and inflation. He asked the Lahorites to take to streets to lodge their protest against this anti-people government.
PML-N Punjab president Rana Sanullah issued a direction to workers to ensure maximum participation of commoners in the protest rallies in the province. “The PML-N is standing shoulder to shoulder with the miseries of the people inflicted by the PTI government,” he said.
Inflation is rising in Pakistan. The prices of daily needs and fuel have soared up and even opposition parties have held rallies against the inflation and criticised the government led by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.