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Pakistani oppn demands PM Khan’s resignation

Pakistani oppn demands 
PM Khan’s resignation

DPA
Islamabad
Pakistani opposition parties on Sunday demanded Prime Minister Imran Khan’s immediate resignation and pledged to launch a nationwide protest movement aimed at unseating his government.
“We demand Prime Minister Imran Khan ... resign immediately,” hard line politician Maulana Fazalur Rehman told a press conference following a one-day multiparty meeting in Islamabad.
Rehman’s Sunni Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) party belongs to the Pakistan Democratic Movement, an alliance of opposition parties planning a wave of rallies and protests beginning early next month.
Opposition lawmakers have also threatened to resign to force fresh elections.
They are protesting the role of Pakistan’s powerful army in the country’s politics.
“We demand that the establishment should not have any role in politics,” said Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, head of the centre-left Pakistan Peoples Party.
Earlier, addressing the conference via video link from London, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif claimed the military had ushered in Khan’s government by way of rigged elections.