The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) will stage a sit-in outside the Supreme Court in Islamabad today, which will likely result in the suspension of internet and social media services.
Despite the imposition of Section 144 in the capital, the leadership of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) called for a sit-in to protest the judiciary’s decision to provide ‘exceptional relief’ to PTI chairman Imran Khan in many instances.
In their approach to participate in the protest, coalition government parties such as Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F), and Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) held rallies.
Meanwhile, police in Islamabad have shut the road leading to the red zone.
Federal Ministers Ishaq Dar and Rana Sanaullah met with Maulana Fazlur Rehman today and urged him not to organize a protest outside the Supreme Court (SC).
The JUI-F supremo, however, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, has refused the federal government’s plea to modify the venue.
Earlier, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) president Maulana Fazlur Rehman declared that the PDM will continue to sit in outside the Supreme Court of Pakistan until Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial resigns.
It is worth noting that, in response to PTI president Imran Khan’s release orders, the PDM leadership obtained permission from the local district government to hold a sit-in outside the Supreme Court on May 12.
Furthermore, the Supreme Court summoned Pakistan Tehreel-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan to testify in various matters.