National government on cards in Pakistan

National government on cards in Pakistan

Pak Chronicle Web Desk

The national government on cards in Pakistan: There seems no limit to ongoing political instability in Pakistan after voting out Imran Khan as prime minister of Pakistan through vote of no-confidence motion from the National Assembly, especially after the dissolution of Punjab and KP provincial assemblies by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI). Now another thing may happen in the country to end the ongoing political crisis which is being predicted as the formation of the National Government.

The PTI was expecting that after dissolution of both provincial assemblies, the federal government, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and other stakeholders would have no choice but to hold fresh elections in Punjab and KP within 90 days, as is defined in the Constitution of Pakistan.

However, things have not happened yet as per the expectation of Imran Khan and his party, PTI. The first parameter of holding an election in 90 days has already lapsed and now the top judiciary of the country wants the elections to be held in May in both these provinces.

The political parties who are part of the federal government believe that holding elections in Punjab and KP would have dire effects on the election process in the country when the national assembly and provincial assemblies of Sindh and Balochistan complete their terms.

They believe that it would be an ideal situation to hold elections throughout the country on the single day after completion of term of these assemblies in October. They want to delay the election in Punjab and KP till October this year and hold elections simultaneously throughout the country on the same day.

However, it is not acceptable to the PTI which wants earlier elections in Punjab and KP and it has been fighting for this cause in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

The apex court has already asked the political parties to develop consensus over the matter for holding elections. The verdict or observation of the court is being badly criticized by Chairman Pakistan People Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and head of Pakistan Democratic Alliance (PDM), Maulana Fazlur Rehman.

These politicians have their own mindset over the matter and they believe that it is the prerogative of the political parties to decide whether they should hold negotiations on this matter with the PTI or not.

Meanwhile there are also some reports that supremo of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz, Mian Nawaz Sharif is not willing to hold dialogues with Imran Khan and the head of PDM has full support of Nawaz Sharif when he opposed holding any sort of negotiations with the PTI or with its chief.

In case proposed negotiations or dialogue don’t take place or they are held but they ultimately fail without achieving any milestone, then there are chances that the current regime would end its term on October 8 and then a new setup would take command of the country in the form of the national government.

If the national government is formed after October this year, then there are reports that this national government would run the affairs of the country for the next three years and there would be no general election during this process.

It is learnt that this national government would mostly focus on most concerning matters of the country, most importantly the financial issues and try to resolve them.

Approximately around 15 years ago there has been quite a debate on some internet forums in which it was predicted via spiritual means that a strong government which would not be elected one, would take command of the country for two and half years and it would resolve all matters of Pakistan. It was predicted that it would be ruthless when it is a matter of financial corruption and its elimination and it will hold ruthless accountability across the board. In these online forums it was also predicted that Pakistan, prior to this government, would be facing all sorts of issues especially financial problems and no country or financial donor agency would help Pakistan to get out of the crisis. However, the government in question would take measures which would make Pakistan self-dependent in every sphere of life.

As the rumors are taking rounds that the national government is on the cards for three years, this scribe wonders whether it was the setup which was predicted one and half decade ago.

Pakistan has a federal parliamentary system of government with a Prime Minister as the head of the government and a President as the head of state. The country is divided into four provinces, a federal capital territory, and several territories and regions.

There have been calls for a national government in Pakistan in the past, particularly during times of political instability or crises. A national government would be a government that represents all major political parties and factions in the country, with the aim of promoting unity and stability.

However, the formation of a national government would require the agreement and cooperation of all major political parties, which can be difficult to achieve given Pakistan’s complex political landscape. Additionally, some parties may see a national government as a threat to their political power and may not be willing to participate in such an arrangement.

Overall, while the idea of a national government in Pakistan has been discussed, it remains uncertain whether such a government will be formed in the future.



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