ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) President Maulana Fazlur Rehman has convened a meeting of the leadership today (Saturday) on an urgent basis to discuss the petrol price hike, inflation and other issues of national importance.
The government had increased the price of petrol by Rs8.03 per litre, a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan had warned the nation that fuel prices would have to undergo an increase.
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) leader Hafiz Hamdullah, sharing the meeting’s agenda, said the Opposition alliance will discuss its strategy for the joint session of the Parliament in the meeting.
Other issues that will be discussed by the PDM leadership include a hike in petrol prices, the surging inflation and the alliance’s strategy for anti-government protests.
The government has summoned a joint session of the Parliament on November 10, so that 18 bills can be passed.
These bills are related to granting overseas Pakistanis the right to vote, e-voting and the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs).