PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has today staged a rally against the government at Batkhela Malakand on January 11 where a public meeting will be held at 2 pm. Central and provincial leaders of opposition parties including Khan Achakzai and Haider Hoti will address the rally. Volunteers of Ansar-ul-Islam have taken over the security. A stage has been set up in Zafar Park and the venue has been decorated with flags of political parties and pictures of opposition leaders. Volunteers from Ansar-ul-Islam, a sub-organization of JUI, have taken over the security of the PPP-hosted rally. Leaders of Awami National Party, Qaumi Watan Party, JUI, PML-N and PPP Leading rallies from different districts of the province will reach the venue. The next anti-government rally organized by Pakistan Democratic Movement will be held in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today.
The event will be held at Zafar Park in Batkhela area of Punjab. The event will be hosted by PPP and security arrangements have been made by JUI. All preparations and arrangements have been completed for the rally. While thousands of Ansar-ul-Islam volunteers are on duty for security, according to the JUI spokesperson, Maulana Ata-ur-Rehman led the convoy from Upper Dir and Maulana Asad Mahmood, Mufti Fazal Ghafoor led the convoy from Buner and Shangla. Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri will lead the Swat caravan and all the caravans will reach the venue at 12 noon. Similarly, Qaumi Watan Party led by Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao and ANP workers led by Haider Hoti ANP will form a rally. Khela will arrive.