Imran Khan gained confidence from this week’s organised and well-planned military assault when the army and police failed to apprehend him. A large integer of Khan’s supporters approached him unarmed as helicopters hovered over his home and thousands of foot troops launched a ground assault.
This was a major oversight made by Sharif’s coalition administration, and it set the stage for its defeat in the upcoming elections. Prime minister Sharif has shown that he would use any means necessary to maintain his position of authority, despite the fact that the public does not back his government. In order to defeat the Tehreek-e-Insaf party, the opposition parties were compelled to create a coalition.
Due to the massive success of Tehreek-e-Insaf, the People’s Party, a fierce rival of Muslim League Nawaz, has to get together with the political groups. These parties feel at a loss because Imran is the first charismatic leader who gained widespread support within the country, and abroad.
The former prime minister’s government was overthrown by the military in a white-collar coup last year. Shahbaz Sharif, the brother of Nawaz Sharif, who headed the Muslim League, formed a coalition government with other political parties to replace it. The boss is Nawaz and the military helped them to become parts of a vulnerable coalition. The head of the People’s Party, Bilawal Bhutto, serves as the government’s minister of foreign affairs, along with representatives from other parties.
Despite leaving the legislature last year, Imran Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf party saw a rise in support as a result of the Sharif-led alliance government’s ban on Khan’s public gatherings. In his open talks, Imran was charged with attempting to topple the government. Mr. Khan was hurt in the meantime during an armed assault while they were in a large gathering. The Tehreek-e-Insaf party did not assign responsibility for the assault to anyone, but some party members did. Despite this, Mr. Khan continued to hold his meetings and brought attention to Pakistan’s issues and the weakening of the government, which was unable to rescue the nation from its economic woes.
Because Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders speak against corruption and present their issues in the language of the people, the groups included in Sharif’s administration do not see any possibility of success in his presence. The majority of his party’s leaders are young individuals who, thanks to Mr. Khan, rose from Pakistan’s lower classes. However, his party also has some significant figures who are former politicians and attorneys who can assess the complexity of the problem and find a workable answer.
He has therefore been able to win the support of the general public by developing solid party plans. Now, these parties are attempting to use their influence within the government to depose or imprison Imran Khan, who will be elected to the parliament in the upcoming elections.
The majority of Pakistanis, however, are aware that Mr. Khan is not only opposed to conflict, but also has sound economic plans to combat hunger in the nation, which could prevent the nation from experiencing economic failure. However, Imran’s supporters in Sharif’s coalition administration see this as his demise, and they plan to have him arrested.
If Mr. Khan is taken into custody, civil conflict in Pakistan may break out and militants in Pakistan may succeed in their objectives. The issue with the civil war is that as the country splits into different sections, militants could gain access to nuclear technology, endangering the entire region.
Investigative journalist and veteran of international reporting Hanan Habibzai has written extensively on the US invasion of Afghanistan, the collapse of the Taliban rule, and post-Taliban events, such as the emergence of militancy in the country.
After earning his Master of Arts in Global Journalism from Coventry University, Hanan began publishing articles about the conflict in Afghanistan and regional politics in various outlets. These include the BBC Afghan Stream, Pajhwok Afghan News, Reuter’s news agency, the Washington Post, Veterans Today, and other regional and international publications.
Hanan, fled Afghanistan in 2008. He attended Coventry University in the United Kingdom and graduated with a master’s degree in Global Journalism in 2011. Currently, Mr. Habibzai is a doctorate fellow in educational studies and educational leadership at Unicaf. He spent nearly a decade reporting from Afghanistan for the BBC and Reuters (2002 to 2009). Notably, he covered the invasion of Afghanistan and the fall of the Taliban government in 2001 for international media outlets.
From 2009 to 2013, he also worked as a journalist for Radio Free Europe out of London. The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan when he was young necessitated a move to Pakistan. His years of hiding in hiding paid off when the United States spearheaded an invasion that drove him back to the United Kingdom.
As a journalist, he traversed the length and breadth of Afghanistan, seeing first-hand the widespread hunger and suffering of the Afghan people, especially women and children.
UK-based organisation Helping Orphans was established by Hanan Habibzai in 2016. He took charge of the organisation freely since he knew that helping others was his true calling. The orphans and the disadvantaged people of Afghanistan benefit from his charity’s sustainable development programmes, and he hopes to one day be financially independent.