Leaders of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) will meet today to discuss future strategy for the government.

Chairing the meeting from via a video link, Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif will discuss the “overall political situation of the country” while Law Minister Azam Nazir Tarar will brief the members on legal issues, Radio Pakistan said.

The current political situation, the upcoming elections in line with the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision, and the SC proceedings, as well as the role of the CJP and the top court, will all be under discussion.


Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo, Nawaz Sharif, had spoken out against the decision to disqualify him as prime minister, stating that it hurt the future of the country.


Speaking at a press conference in London on Friday evening, Nawaz said, “I appeal to my people, open your eyes. This is a cruel joke. In 2017, weren’t you happy? You had full stomachs, your families were content. After 2017, what was the situation?”

Hitting out at the judiciary, Nawaz criticised incumbent Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial and former CJP Saqib Nisar and said there was consensus “among all” that a full court should hear the elections case.