The people of Pakistan have chosen Imran Khan, the PTI leader as the Prime Minister of the country. Throughout his political campaign, he championed himself as someone who is an alternative of the corrupt elite of Pakistan.
In fact, Imran Khan indirectly tried to portray himself as an outsider who wants to change the Pakistan political scenario.
No doubt, PTI is in opposite poles as far as PPP or PMLN is considered. That’s why, in the race of the premiere post, Imran Khan looked more prominent than Shahbaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto.
But the problem lies elsewhere for Imran Khan. His weakness or strategic closeness with Pakistan Military is something which is one negative which the former Pakistan Cricket Captain must be aware of. But that itself is one advantage for the party as a whole as Pakistan Military is all powerful in the true sense of the term.
In every third world country, whenever a democratic set up is installed, people have high hopes. The case of Imran Khan is no different either. Right now, many Pakistanis believe that the Imran Khan era will witness reforms that distribute wealth more equally or that disempower the old political dynasties.
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But his over-dependence over Army is definitely not going to help. Imran Khan’s strong allegiance to the mullahs of the state is also something preposterous for the country.
If he supports the Taliban in neighboring Afghanistan and encouraging other extreme Islamist groups, Pakistan won’t be gaining anything for the incumbent political situation.
The Islamic inclination of Imran Khan and pro-Sharia promises – a lesser tolerant Pakistan is going to dominate in Imran Khan era. There is indeed a possibility that Imran Khan may need to force course correction due to the financial bailout.
There are three aspects which are already discussed with regard to the Imran Khan era. First and foremost, whether Imran Khan will be able to respect Parliamentary democracy in the nation or not. If he bullies the opposition with Military and Taliban support, it will backfire him in the years to come.
As far as the relationship with India is concerned and the ever important Kashmir issue – a flexible Imran Khan will be an asset rather than choosing the terrorist theory of Pakistan Military.
And of course, the Pakistan society is running backward with imposed Talibanism. If an ever opportunist Imran Khan cannot force the changes, the land of Mohammed Ali Jinnah may further witness a downgrade in the years to come.