Pakistani government cracks down on opposition leaders amid rising protests

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Pakistan government has launched a crackdown on leaders of the opposition Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) and charged many of them for holding a rally in Mardan.

This also comes as the opposition is planning to step up further protests against the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan, as reported yesterday.

Khan faces a serious challenge as the coalition PDM has set a January 31 deadline for him to step down or face a long march to Islamabad.

The PDM leaders are scheduled to hold important consultations today at the residence of former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, in Lahore.

Sources said Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, is reportedly arriving in Lahore and will have a meeting with PML-N leader, Maryam Nawaz, before the PDM meeting.

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