Imran Khan has emerged victorious in the recently concluded General Election in Pakistan. There have been complains of rigging in the election. Rigging an election is a reality. All over the world, in tried and tested democratic setups, every now and then, the opposition parties point out at political rigging.
Conducting free, fair and transparent election is not at all an easy task in any country. Even a country like America witnessed such when Donald Trump became the President.
Still now there is an ongoing debate whether the Russians helped Donald Trump to win the election. In case of India too, there are so many such instances where opposition parties have called for reelection.
In states like West Bengal, during the three-decade-long Marxist era, often it was discussed how the CPM ‘ organized’ election. In the case of Pakistan, opposition parties like PMLN, PPP have categorically remarked in the media that the election was rigged and reelection has to be conducted without any delay.
Who is the real winner with the General Election results in Pakistan? This partially answers the question. Considering the Pakistan political demography it can be easily said that Imran Khan’s win actually helps both the Taliban and the Pakistan Military.
Leaving Hafiz Saeed aside, it cannot be easily said which side the Taliban took.
But Imran Khan is a proven Taliban sympathizer but more than that he is a puppet of the Pakistan Military. The evolution of PTI cannot be directly linked to only Imran Khan’s efforts.
Thus it goes without any saying that massive rigging in Pakistan General Election can be a reality. Quite rightly, most of the opposition parties including PMLN, MMA, PPP have termed elections to be eyewash.
Some political observers are already saying that Imran Khan has got a golden opportunity to rule over Pakistan over a long time. It is indeed too early to say such.
The Pakistan Military management has been historically too erratic and often it has given birth to so many dictators. Whether Imran Khan will be able to maintain to keep a good rapport with the Pakistan Military or not, is indeed a tough question. In fact, the fate of the new government is directly dependent on the answer of this question.