Fawad Chaudhry advises PDM to hold virtual meetings

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has advised the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) to hold virtual meetings to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

While criticizing PMD for holding the Peshawar rally, the federal minister said, “The Opposition wants to sacrifice the entire cow for its 2kg meat. Fools, if the disease continues to spread and people’s lives are on stake, then for what purpose are you doing politics for?” he asked.

He said that politics and power were connected to people’s lives and well-being. “Change your strategy; if you really want to hold rally then hold virtual ones,” he added in a tweet. 

Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is all set to hold a public gathering at Peshawar today (Sunday) despite the government’s ban on rallies due to increasing cases of covid-19.

As per details,120-feet long, 32-feet wide and 8-feet high stage and some 50,000 chairs have been set up at the venue in Peshawar’s Kabootar Chowk.

Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief and PDM chairman Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)vice president Maryam Nawaz and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will address the rally.

Containers have also been placed at the spot while activists of different political parties have also gathered with their respective flags. Local leaders of political parties also distributed masks among the workers.

More than 4,000 police officers have been deployed for the PDM rally in Peshawar while over 1,000 wardens will manage the traffic.