Preparations for the opposition’s anti-government protest movement in Pakistan are in full swing. Political circles are considering the question of whether this resistance movement without the backing of the Establishment will prove fruitful.
On the one hand, opposition parties are finalizing the program of protests and resistance rallies across Pakistan, on the other hand, government agencies are compiling lists of names of opposition activists, estimating the expected public participation in protest rallies Are planning to ‘deal’
In these circumstances, Maulana Fazal ur Rehman, the head of Pakistan Democratic Movement, has had an important meeting with PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif in Jati Umrah area on the outskirts of Lahore. The meeting, which lasted for several hours, reviewed various issues related to the protest movement starting from October 16.
In the meeting between Maryam Nawaz and Maulana Fazal ur Rehman, the two leaders agreed that the ‘crutches’ Imran Khan government would soon come to an end and a civil disobedience movement was needed to end it.
Will the opposition movement succeed without the help of the Establishment? In response to this question, prominent analyst Imtiaz Alam told that it is true that many political movements, including Imran Khan’s sit-ins, had the covert support of the establishment.
According to Imtiaz Alam, before estimating the end of the Imran Khan government as a result of this protest movement, it is necessary to see how many people come out. How successful these meetings are in increasing the pressure and to what extent the unity among the opposition parties is maintained. He said that it was also possible that with the success of the protest movement, some secret hands would come into action and talks would start on the back channel. In such a case, if an opposition party gets an ‘offer’, it remains to be seen how much perseverance it can show.