While there were a number of political developments at the national level on Monday, opposition party workers believed the stage had been prepared and that their leaders needed to provide one last push to overthrow the administration.
Political party workers who arrived on the Srinagar Highway on Monday to attend the public meeting said the administration had a terrible reputation due to price hikes, unemployment, and worsening economic conditions.
Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), on the other hand, claimed its followers and workers will remain at Srinagar Highway till the no-confidence motion was resolved, signalling their intention to go to D-Chowk.
Abdul Qadeer, a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) worker from Rawlakot (AJK), told Dawn that the no-trust move had a 99 percent chance of removing the administration.
“I advise my leadership to press a little harder because the government was on the edge of collapsing.” People’s and the country’s financial situations are constantly deteriorating. “I am 40 years old and have never seen anything like this before,” he remarked.
“As a transporter, I can comprehend how much I have been harmed over the previous four years, even though I came here because of my family’s involvement with the PML-N.” “It used to cost Rs6,000 to change the motor oil in my car, but today it costs Rs14,000,” he added.
Mir Shah Nawaz Khetran, a member of the Balochistan National Party (Mengal) from Barkhan, claimed the situation in the country was deteriorating.
“In Balochistan, the situation is considerably worse. We’ve come to speak out against the province’s law and order situation,” he added, adding that Baloch students were uneasy even in Islamabad, where one of them recently went missing.
“Sardar Akhtar Mengal has been working for the province’s rights,” Mr Khetran stated.
Abdullah, a Shikarpur-based JUI-F member, said that individuals were left with no choice but to commit suicide as a result of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s policies.
“I have never seen folks in such dire financial straits. We’ve decided to stay here and are prepared to march to D-Chowk if Maulana Fazlur Rehman summons us.”
He continued, “We will not leave the city until the prime minister resigns or is removed by vote.”
Maqbool Ahmed, a PML-N supporter from Shakargarh, Punjab, said it was regrettable that political figures were becoming more polarised.
“It is not good for society, and I recommend that political leaders promote a peaceful and harmonious environment, or else intolerance would rise,” he stated.
Riaz Ahmed, a Sindh-based PML-N activist, said it was sad that the prime minister used foul words towards his party’s leadership and Maulana Rehman.
He continued, “Politicians should not use abusive rhetoric against one another because it encourages workers to do the same.”