Pakistan’s opposition to lead march to capital in bid to oust PM Khan

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Islam News – The leaders of an anti-government alliance urged tens of thousands of supporters at a rally on Sunday to join a march to the Pakistani capital next months to demand the ouster of Prime Minister Imran Khan, who they say was installed by the military in a rigged 2018 election, as Reuters agency reported.

An alliance of 11 major opposition parties – Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) – has been holding mammoth rallies in since its inception in September to seek Khan’s ouster and press the military to stop interfering in politics.

“The time to have a dialogue is over. There will be a march now,” said opposition leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of the late former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

He ruled out the possibility of any dialogue with Khan or the military unless fresh elections were announced.

Khan, who says the protest campaign is aimed at blackmailing him into dropping corruption cases against its leaders, has criticised the rallies amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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