LAHORE - Political environment is going to be hot in September as five political and religious parties have planned protest demonstrations against the government.

A meeting between PTI Chairman Imran Khan and PAT chairman Dr Tahirul Qadri and a gathering of all major Opposition parties is also going to be held next month.

Though the PTI, Pakistan Awami Tehreek, Jamaat-e-Islami, Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen and Sunni Ittehad Council are taking to the streets separately, leaders of the parties anticipated an alliance between them.

The PML-Q is another party which is part of the anti-government protests and announced to participate in PAT’s Qisas March scheduled to be held on September 3 in Rawalpindi.  PAT spokesperson said his party will announce its next strategy after the Rawalpindi’s march.

The PTI has planned “Accountability Marches” in Lahore and Karachi on September 3 and September 6.

JI chief Sirajul Haq is leading his party’s rallies under “Corruption Free Pakistan” movement in different cities.

JI spokesperson said that the party will certainly issue schedule of its protests within two to three days for the month of September.

The Sunni Ittehad Council announced to hold protest demonstrations from September 1 in different districts for the “disqualification of the Prime Minister.”

The Ittehad, a conglomerate of around two dozen religious parties of Brelvi school of thought with its Chairman Sahibzada Hamid Raza has main following in Faisalabad.  The Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen, an ally of PAT and holds a good Shia vote bank, is holding sit-in at Punjab CM house from September 2.

The party leaders allege that the PML-N government is involved in “Shia genocide” in planned way and failed to protect the community.  

On the other side, the PAT is likely to host grand Opposition meeting in the mid of September at Model Town.

It had invited the Opposition parties in its head office on July 31 and announced the first phase of its Qisas Movement which ended in August.

The Opposition meeting is being hosted by the PAT next month on proposal of Awami Muslim League President Sheikh Rashid who met Dr Tahirul Qadri at his residence in Model Town yesterday.

“Sheikh Rashid gave suggestion to Dr Qadri for hosting another Opposition parties meeting. Dr Sahib agreed with Sheikh Sahib’s view,” PAT spokesperson Noorullah Siddiqui told The Nation.

A meeting between PTI chairman Imran Khan and PAT head Dr Tahirul Qadri is also expected in September. Both the leaders made two phonic contacts on Monday and Tuesday and agreed to give tough time to the government on Model Town and Panama Leaks issue, Noorullah said.   

“Dr Tahirul Qadri yesterday phoned PTI Chairman and discussed political situation. A high level delegation of PTI is also visiting PAT head office on Wednesday (today),” he said. It was the second contact between the two leaders in two days.

Earlier on Monday, PTI Chairman had phoned the PAT leader and invited him to participate in former’s protest march in Lahore.