ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran KhanA ‘facilitated’ crawling coup is becoming more evident in the international eye as Pakistan-led federal government Tehreek-e-Insaf “easily suppresses” anti-government and anti-war dissent, as reported by Asia Times.
In an article titled ‘The military seeds of Pakistan’s discontent’, written by Salman Rafi Sheikh, it was mentioned that a ‘crawling coup’ allowed the Pakistani military to rule and manipulate government “without firing a shot or rolling a tank.”
“The facilitated” crawling coup of Khanano “is becoming increasingly evident in the international eye … The Pakistani regime in Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf often and easily suppresses anti-government and anti-war dissent, acting similarly to previous repressive military dictatorships under disguise of democracy, sheikh wrote.
The author further wrote that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, now Pakistani Muslim Leauge-Nawaz, who was ousted in 2017 by the Supreme Court’s banning verdict for corruption claimed that “foreign force” was behind the verdict.
The Pakistan Democratic Movement – a coalition of 11 opposition parties – “now aims to oust” the PTI government from power, is a direct response to what they see as Khan’s “hybrid martial law” regime.
The author also said that Pakistani history shows that electoral democracy usually lasts about a decade before the military comes to power again.
“Enter instead the” crawling coup. “Without firing or rolling a tank, the Pakistan Army and the wider security establishment are now openly or effectively managing key ministries and departments, giving security forces power over the day-to-day nations. Day-to-day management,” it read further.
Sheikh further said that Pakistan Army, coup and institutionally compelled to act as the “trustee” of the nation, restored its political power by appointments to civilian bureaucratic posts, re-cementing its previous day-to-day administration of the country. .
“It is a phenomenon of opposition critics who are now agitating on the streets of the nation called a‘ crawling coup ’, one that a sports politician has willingly facilitated against the seizure of an elected power,” it added further.
Imran Khan’s government faced a huge backlash from the 11-party opposition alliance, where members of the opposition labeled him as “worse than Covid-19”.
According to a report by Geo News, vice president of Pakistan Islamic League (PML-N) Maryam Nawaz in her address at Minar-i-Pakistan on Sunday urged supporters to respond to the call for a march on Islamabad, while chairman of the People’s Party of Pakistan (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari formally announced that PDM is now going to the capital.
President of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari slammed the government of Imran Khan during the sixth rally of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), saying the country is suffering from the “false, incompetent and illegitimate government.”