Pakistan opposition parties postpone March 26 protest to seek Prime Minister Imran Khan's resignation
The PDM meeting failed to chalk out a consensus strategy due to divergence of views on the issue of en masse resignation from the parliament ahead of the long-march.
Gilani caused a major upset by defeating Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in the March 3 Senate poll on a general seat from Islamabad.
Khan hoped that all lawmakers of the ruling alliance would vote for him, as all of them present in the meeting have assured him of their support.
The PDM an alliance of 11 opposition parties was formed against the Pakistan Army's interference in politics and installing "puppet" Prime Minister Khan through a manipulated election.
Action will be taken within 72 hours against anyone who maligns or uses derogatory language against the Pakistan Army or other state institutions, said the Minister.
PM Imran Khan enjoys the confidence of the National Assembly. Why would he resign on the Opposition's demand? Qureshi asked.
Earlier, the opposition had levelled charges against the NAB of committing grave human rights violations and custodial deaths.
He said that the united opposition had earlier announced to resign from the provincial assemblies on December 31, 2020, but the date has passed.
The steering committee of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) -- an 11-party Opposition alliance -- met on Monday to decide the future course of the 'struggle' against the government.
The polls are expected to result in the loss of seats for Opposition Pakistan Democratic Movement, which currently controls the Upper House.
The PPP chairperson, according to Dawn, said that the first phase of the 11-party opposition alliance -- the PDM -- was successful and would initiate the second phase in Lahore on December 13.
An 11-party Opposition alliance announced on Tuesday that their lawmakers will resign en masse by the end of this month from Parliament to paralyse the government.
Pakistani Federal minister Fawad Chaudhary tweeted on Monday that the Indian government is 'heartless', adding his heart goes 'out to my Punjabi farmer brothers on the other side of the border'.
The PPP government in the Sindh province was considered as a hurdle as it was not sure if that it would sacrifice its government to help the Opposition alliance.
The opposition alliance criticised the Imran Khan-led government and its leadership saying that their wrong policies had resulted in the country 'becoming bankrupt'.