It will be one year since the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan ended.
In this one year, where they spent all their energies on organizing early elections, the government threw all its resources into walling them.
But after a year-long tug-of-war, neither they have been able to hold early elections nor the government has been able to wall them off.
However, according to the observers, Imran Khan has become more active in this struggle than before and his popularity has also increased many times.
On the other hand, the government, which was surrounded by severe economic and administrative problems from the first day, has focused all its attention on ending the popularity of Imran Khan, but it has failed to achieve any significant success in this goal.
Political pundits believe that so far all the tricks PDM and its allies have used to bring down Imran Khan, it has backfired on them and it has benefited Imran Khan.
Use of social media
Dr. Farhan Siddiqui, a teacher of the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, says that Imran Khan has used his support in the public in such a way that the government could not harm him despite its efforts.
“The rulers and the leadership of the establishment think that they can erase a party from the page.” But despite all their efforts, Imran Khan’s support base will not allow it. After the fall of the government, Imran Khan and PTI have used the card of victimhood, which has given them new strength.
Dr. Farhan Siddiqui believes that Imran Khan has adopted the best strategy to keep his supporters and workers motivated because he knows that the more motivated he is, the more successful he will be.
On the other hand, the economic performance of the government is very bad and they are trying to create actions and cases against Imran Khan to hide it.
“Now they have taken measures of bad police operations and use of tear gas on Imran Khan’s appearance.”
According to Farhan Siddiqui, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz will have to work hard to perform better in the elections because the way Imran Khan is using social media is making him more popular.
Similarities between Imran, Erdogan and Modi
Farhan Siddiqui says that he is connecting with the common people and the middle class. They are using all the slogans and reforms that people like. Like his contemporary international leaders Modi and Erdogan etc. are doing. All these leaders’ parties simultaneously talk about modernization, religion, nationalism, corruption and the inherent politics of their opponents. Like Narendra Modi also talks about the corruptions of the Gandhi family and the Congress.
The government coalition has limited options
Political analyst Professor Rasool Bakhsh Raees further states that Imran Khan’s political strategy has limited the chances of success for the opposition.
The PDM coalition government will have to either give a date for the elections or wait for martial law. They do not see any third way.
Rasul Bakhsh Raees says that people are with Imran Khan at this time, 13 political parties and their supporters could not do anything against him.
“That’s why now they want to create such a situation that martial law or emergency will be imposed and they will become political martyrs.”
In response to the question as to why he thinks Imran Khan’s strategy is so successful, he said that ‘apart from Imran Khan’s personality and the trust of the people, the publicity that General Bajwa did not allow him to work openly. increased their support.’
Powerful circles will not deal with Imran Khan
However, senior journalist and analyst Salman Ghani disagrees that Imran Khan’s popularity is leading him to a decisive victory.
At this time, the fear of Tehreek-e-Insaaf leaders is evident from their faces. The powers that Imran Khan wants to deal with do not want to deal with them.
The strategy adopted by Tehreek-e-Insaaf to target the establishment after April 11, 2022 is what every political force does and then reconciles.
At present there is pressure on the judiciary and people are reacting against inflation.
Salman Ghani said that it is certain that the confrontation, tension and conflict that is happening now has never come to this level before.
What they have adopted now is not the identity of Tehreek-e-Insaaf. This attitude was earlier adopted by religious parties and Imran Khan’s government has worked together with institutions to crush it.
“Political parties should agree on a date for holding elections, but it is unfortunate for the political forces of Pakistan that they cannot agree on any aspect.”