In accordance with its social mobilisation plan, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), while picking up the pace of its political activities to build the momentum for running a decisive movement against the government from the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) platform, has announced holding seven workers conventions throughout Punjab.
Interestingly, the party seems to have skipped a protest demonstration against the arrest of its President Shehbaz Sharif, which was scheduled to be held on October 9 in Punjab.
The decision regarding holding workers conventions was announced during a PML-N Punjab chapter meeting presided over by party provincial President Rana Sanaullah and attended by senior leaders, including all divisional and district presidents and general secretaries.
It was announced during the meeting that the party would organise seven workers conventions throughout the province.
As per the schedule, the first workers convention would be held in Rawalpindi on October 13, in DG Khan on November 5, in Bahawalpur on November26, Faisalabad December 3, Sahiwal December 6, Sargodha December 9 and Gujrawala December 11.
The PML-N Punjab chapter also vowed its all-out support for Nawaz Sharif’s movement for supremacy of law and Constitution in the country.
It also condemned the “political victimisation” of PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz.
It was announced that the PML-N Punjab chapter had completed its provincial reorganisation. Sharif is expected to address the PML-N Punjab chapter soon. The meeting also reviewed arrangements for the October 16 Gujranwala PDM power show.
The party also announced observing October 12 as a black day to mark the 21st anniversary of Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s 1999 coup.
It announced holding four protest demonstrations at four divisional headquarters of Punjab. According to Punjab spokesperson Azma Bukhari, these protest demonstrations would be held in Rawalpindi, Multan, DG Khan and Bahawalpur.
Regarding the change in their social mobilisation plan announced on October 1, according to which a protest demonstration was to be organised on October 9 against the arrest of Shehbaz, she said that the party would have followed its social mobilisation plan as announced if the PDM had stuck to its schedule of public gatherings.
She said that after the October 16 rally was converted into a PDM show, the party had to modify its social mobilisation plan.
She said that Sanaullah will also visit Gujranwala, where they will review the arrangement for the October 16 event and also address a corner meeting.