Opp’s movement to gain momentum within 25 days: Sh Rasheed



Chief of Awami Muslim League (AML) Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad has said that opposition parties’ movement will gain momentum within 25 days (of its launch) and if any (untoward) incident occurred, then the army can intervene.

Speaking his mind during a television programme, Rasheed said the decision to start a movement was taken by 25 parties, including the Awami Muslim League, Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, Pakistan People’s Party and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. “Opposition parties will stage protests on August 6, 20, 27 and 30,” he said.

Raheed said, “It is possible that we may go to the Supreme Court. We are making a start and rallies and sit-ins will be held.”

On August 6, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement will hold a protest while other 25 parties will be part of it, he said, adding the PPP has to remove doubts about its role.

“When we will take to the streets the government will do mischief which will cause an incident and a case will be registered against Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif,” Rasheed said.

He said when a movement begins, then it can happen that somebody may come out of Peshawar, Lahore and Karachi. “They will get together at D Chowk.”

Rasheed said their agenda could be different, but on the issue of Panama Leaks and Qisas, they would be together. “Before August 6, I will take other leaders to Imran Khan,” he added.