Islamabad [Pakistan]May 24 (ANI): In recent months, calls for a general election in Pakistan have become louder, and “neutral generals” appear to be renouncing their neutrality and returning to the game, seeking early elections so they can appoint the next army chief.
The army is in talks to elect a political and financial leader, as there is a possibility of forming an interim government before the election is announced, Islam Khabar said, citing credible reports.
It is noteworthy that these reports are more than rumors circulating in Islamabad.
Former Pakistani finance ministers Hafiz Sheikh and Shawkat Tarin, as well as former head of the State Bank Raja Bakir have been summoned by the generals for consultations on the International Monetary Fund. The generals do not want to lose the discussion of the IMF and call for a common approach to emergency assistance.
Meanwhile, former Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that he will begin a long march in Islamabad on May 25. Expressing his demands, the PTI chairman said he demanded a date for new elections and the dissolution of the assembly, Islam Khabar said.
In response, the caretaker government, led by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, has launched a campaign of revenge against PTI leaders such as Shirin Mazari and journalists who stand by Imran Khan.
The charges are dense and strong, all this puts the future of the country in a terrible position.
The government of Sheikh Sharif has its problems. It is a comfortable coalition at best and does not give hope for a united front against the inevitable problems such as inflation and debt facing the country. Even in the government there is a problem that the senior Sharif in London and the young in Islamabad are trying to pull a lame horse to a lynx. According to Islam Khabar, this is reflected in the critical issue of IMF assistance.
Accepting the aid means ending fuel subsidies, a very unpopular decision that will bury the party’s chances of winning the election. Sheikh Sharif’s government is said to be resigning sooner than ending fuel subsidies.
There is no unity in the PMLN and its party allies, so different voices are heard in this regard.
The factor that seems to trigger such worrying thoughts and worries is that time – the government has to make some difficult decisions, otherwise the economy is ready to fall, and this is what makes generals worry the most. They believed that Pakistan could turn into a Sri Lankan problem where angry people turn onto the road in protest, Islam Khabar said.
Thousands of Imran Khan’s supporters are already on the streets and well-founded enough to fight state institutions, which could turn into a civil war, as the prime minister warned.
In this regard, the generals have already warned Imran Khan’s brigade to retreat from the mud. The incident with Shirin Mazar is part of one of their games. Journalists advocating for Imran have also been accused of rioting. The media administration issued a stern warning against swearing at generals and judges.
Fear of the rubber boot is back in vogue, and cases of anonymous hits and kidnappings are likely to happen in the coming days. (ANI)