Pak corners PM Imran Khan demanding to step down
Not all is well for Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. He suspended his official engagements for two days last weekend and spent his time at his Bani Gala residence. This was immediately after meeting with General Qamar Jawed Bajwa. Khan has been drawing flak from all quarters like political opponents, masses and of course the Army.
Pakistan has had a strong history of military takeovers and interventions. However, the Inter-Services Public Relations’ (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said that all was fine between the state and the Army.
If reports are to be believed, Khan was sent on forced leave after the General expressed his displeasure in the way the internal and external affairs were being meted out.
Khan is also facing stiff resistance from opposition parties that are protesting against the government’s move of passing 11 ordinances without a debate. This was about two weeks back and the opponents have been asking him to step down. Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Asif had said that the passing of laws through ordinances was not a ‘good omen’ and that it would ruin democracy if things continued the same way.
Nation-wide protests in Pakistan are being held by masses demanding the resignation of PM Khan. Thousands of demonstrators blocked major highways across the country and claimed that the elections that led to his victory were fraudulent and rigged.