Why does the nation need to cool down the political temperature in Pakistan?

All political parties have the right to struggle to gain popularity and form their government. Healthy competition is desired. A strong opposition is the beauty of perfect democracy. But, the current way of politics is losing ethics and promoting intolerance, which is harmful. Instead of blaming each other, a dialogue must opt for consensus building.


Unprecedented in the history of Pakistan that Prime Minister Imran Khan was removed by a vote of no confidence. It is a routine matter in a democracy if the Prime Minister loses the confidence of the majority of parliamentarians, he or she has to step down. This practice has been exercised in many countries around the globe, the most frequent is in the UK, Japan, Italy, South Korea, etc. It is something very normal and matter of routine in democracy, nothing strange or nothing embarrassing.

However, it happened for the first time in the history of Pakistan. The change of government before ending its term was a common phenomenon in Pakistani politics, but, the vote of no confidence against the sitting Prime minister was the first ever experience to remove Imran Khan. Although the outgoing Prime Minister linked this motion to foreign conspiracy, the official narrative of the government is rejecting any foreign conspiracy.

Understanding the matter better

PM Imran Khan was losing his popularity rapidly during the last few months of his government due to inflation, price hike, and poor governance. In this regard, the people of Pakistan were expecting that the new government will control the inflation and resist the price hike. Contrarily, inflation has shot up. The price of food has increased sharply. The fuel price is expected to rise suddenly. Electricity, gas, etc., are also scary hikes in prices. There are indications of surrendering to IMF and accepting the harsh terms and conditions. Governance has not improved at all.

The legality of the current government in the absence of PTI from the assemblies is a big question mark. The Punjab government is also in legal crisis and lacks clear legitimacy. Law and order situation has deteriorated. Terrorism has increased. The most worrisome is the frequent attacks on our security forces. On and off, we hear in news about the martyrdom of our personnel of the armed forces of Pakistan. The crime rate has grown upward. The duration of load shedding has increased.

There must be reasons and justifications, but, the public is more interested in relief and improvements. What so ever is the government’s narrative, but, the public at large is suffering and worried. If the same situation continues, the results will be no different from the losing popularity, just like Imran khan lost popularity in the last few months of his government. The Public’s expectations should be anticipated and respected. Under the difficult situation, the Government is required to provide relief and protection to the public.

Although the geopolitics are not favorable, yet, the common man has high expectations from the Government. The global political environment must have a direct impact on Pakistan, but, preventive measures should have been placed in advance to reduce the severe impact. PML-N and PPP have a long history of ruling the country, they have enough experience to tackle the situation, unlike Imran Khan who was blamed to be inexperience.

If the current Government fails to meet the expectations of the public, they might revert back to PTI. In fact, after removing Imran Khan from Government, his popularity has visibly improved. In the history of Pakistan, we had an experience that whenever any political party is suppressed, all efforts went in vain. In the 1970s, deliberate efforts were made to harm the PPP’s popularity, but, to date, it is alive and one of the strongest political parties in Sindh and present in all provinces. Measures were taken to crush MQM but failed. It is still alive and dominating in Karachi politics. ANP also had a tough time but still exists. Many other examples are available that by targeting any political force, no one can achieve desired results.

All political parties have the right to struggle to gain popularity and form their government. Healthy competition is desired. A strong opposition is the beauty of perfect democracy. But, the current way of politics is losing ethics and promoting intolerance, which is harmful. Instead of blaming each other, a dialogue must opt for consensus building. Less hostile and moderate politicians may play a bridging role and narrow down the differences. All political parties promote their soft representative to communicate with the opposition and cool down the political temperature.

There should one clear objective to save the country, and provide relief to the public. Although the public has no means to express their anger, except during elections, when they are voting. All stakeholders, scholars, intellectuals, and Ulema, may also play a positive role to bring the nation on right track. We have to learn to live with diversity, and various political ideologies, and observe tolerance and co-exist. Reconciliation, Unity, and dialogue are the way forward.

Reference Link:- https://www.globalvillagespace.com/why-the-nation-needs-to-cool-down-the-political-temperature-in-pakistan/

1 Comment

  1. I think it’s the time to trash these stooges who became cancer of Pakistan. So bring the temperature above the boiling point is the answer not cooling down.
    Imran is not only fighting corruption but for the existence of this country.
    Let me explain it how!
    1- Water scarcity is an existential threat of our country, read any report weather it’s world bank, Asian development bank, UN or any other independent organisation figures, they all show we will suffer acute shortages from 2025 any by 2035 we will suffer famine resulting mass migration from south of Pakistan. Now Nawaz and Zardari knew it but they never planned to create massive storage dams because of Indian interest, First time Imran take this seriously and doing it to increase our water reserves from 50 days to 90 days providing all these projects finish on time. mark my words, by giving government to these putwaris, they will either stop working on these projects or will deliberately adopt go slow policy, why? They are compromised and installed to keep Indian first.

    2- we are one of the worst deforestation nation in this planet Earth. What it means that by acceleration of global warming and not to little water in the area, this place will become another sub Sahara.
    Probably, it’s our last opportunity to slow down the speed of our collective suicidal path. And IK is the only one doing it, do you seriously think these putwaris even know the meaning of global warming?

    There are many other economic, socio-economic and nation building things IK is doing.

    In my humble opinion we have to push it hard to trash these “Nasoor” from the society, and for this the mercury has to rise!!!!

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