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Who is responsible for Pakistan’s continuing political turmoil?

Who are responsible for current political turmoil? This is the main question which many people ask after a long discussion on politics. To find out answer to this simple yet complicated question, lets go back to 2013.

In 2013 general elections, PTI emerged as the second largest party in the political arena of Pakistan but instead of sitting in a opposition they started the politics of dharna. They alleged that the then elections were rigged and demanded re-elections. Imran Khan’s street politics proved futile but then Panama papers happened.

The scandal of panama papers became the reason for the removal of the then premier Nawaz Sharif. Nawaz and Co. started blaming state institutions for his removal. It didn’t end there.

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In 2018, PTI emerged victorious in the polls and started crack down on opposition on the pretext of their insolvent in corruption. Opposition started looking for a reason to oust Imran Khan. Propped by foreign powers, through horse trading and division in PTI, PDM finally struck Imran Khan out of power through a no confidence motion which has plunged Pakistan into the current political turmoil.

Current scenario:

  1. Imran Khan is popular more than ever after his removal and many of supporters are blaming state institutions and security organizations for bringing the corrupt lot on bail to rule them once again.
  2. PTI started party congregations in the main cities like Peshawar, Multan, Lahore, Karachi and so forth to make their stance clear to people and making them to go with them on long march.
  3. Establishment, who was blamed for the regime change in Pakistan, is showing neutrality and working as a state institution.
  4. It is common practice in Pakistan’s politics to exploit the religious emotions of people by using religious cards. Current government has cashed the card of Islam against PTI chairman Imran khan on the incident of Masjid-e-Nabvi.

In a nutshell, the main victims of all this political turmoil are the common people especially the working class who strive to run the wheel of already crippled economy.

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