Bitter confrontational politics in Pakistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government’s threat of a million-strong march in Islamabad on the day of the vote for the no-confidence motion is prompting a similar response from opposition parties to undertake the long march of March 25, thus leading to a kind of bitter confrontation policy. Opposition parties in Pakistan are abandoning mutual hatred to oust Imran Khan as they submitted the no-confidence motion to the National Assembly Secretariat on March 8. While Imran Khan’s government showed confidence in defeating the no-confidence motion, the opposition is confident that they will oust Khan.

Democratic dispensations demand that incumbent governments take the initiative when it comes to diffusing volatile situations, but in the ruling party, the PTI, led by Imran Khan, is spreading toxicity not only in the political landscape, but in much of the country itself. A motion of no confidence against Imran Khan that was submitted by the opposition party is as legal and constitutional as the mandate that placed the PTI party in the highest office, the Daily Times reported.

However, the PTI government is trying to circumvent the law in its favor. It is at the risk of unleashing a cataclysmic political storm that is likely to spiral out of control; and then no one can put an end to it. Imran Khan is in no mood to listen and his party is taking a strange line of confrontation. While nothing conclusive can be said until the vote is over and the result is announced, perhaps those who favor caution offer better advice than those who yearn for confrontation.

As the date for the vote on the no-confidence motion against Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan draws nearer, the government instead of putting out the fire is fueling it by announcing a million-man march in Islamabad. (ANI)

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