Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Wednesday claimed that at least 180 members of the National Assembly (MNAs) are ready to support the no-confidence motion against the Imran Khan government, reported news agency ANI. Speaking to journalists in Islamabad on Wednesday, Fazlur Rehman said he was 100 per cent certain a no-confidence motion against the government would win.
Earlier, an alliance of Pakistani opposition parties on Saturday vowed to step up protests against Prime Minister Imran Khan's government.
The Pakistan Democratic Movement was formed in September last year and includes Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N). The alliance was a result of resentment among opposition parties that the elections of 2018—which brought Imran to power—were rigged.
At a rally in Karachi on Saturday, PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said the Imran Khan government was a threat to Pakistan's sovereignty and warned the country was staring at “imminent economic collapse and international isolation”, Dawn reported. Rehman is head of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazl), an Islamist outfit.
At the rally, the PDM reiterated that “immediate and fair general elections” were the only solution to the woes plaguing the country. Rehman lashed out at the government for its perceived failure to curb inflation.
“We will win this war, and Pakistan will have a government that is truly representative of the people, which will understand the problems faced by the masses. The ones who [were imposed] are not aware of the public's issues... This journey, which has started from Karachi, will continue... and we will march to Lahore, and from there, we will go to Islamabad,” Rehman was quoted as saying by Geo News.