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Now that the election stunner is in, the most frequently asked question remains the consequences of the changed parliamentary calculus in Punjab. The first casualty of this change will be the government of Mian Hamza Sharif, whose government in Punjab has lost its majority.
An elaborate strategy was finalized at a meeting of the top military brass to influence the July 17 Punjab bye-elections, prepare a favorable public opinion for General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s extension in service, strengthen MQM in Karachi, rebuild the army's public image and intensify the crackdown on the dissenting journalists, social media producers and influencers. Analysts say if true and implemented, this strategy will prove to be dangerous, divisive, and destabilize Pakistan even more.
The spontaneous reaction to Imran Khan's exit as PM bringing out massive crowds has deep-reaching implications of sorts: political, moral and security-related. Though studiedly peaceful in contrast to the Dhaka of 1971, the charged atmosphere has ominous overtones.
For remaining “neutral” the Army has come in for a fair share of approbation. Because of a lot of motivated fake news being bandied about by those who hate both the Army and the PTI, it becomes difficult to sift lies from the truth.
Like his brother Nawaz Sharif, who has been convicted of corruption and is banned from public office, Shahbaz has faced allegations of cronyism and corruption. But this is not unusual in Pakistani politics, where opposition leaders tend to face such charges.
If a political crisis becomes a law-and-order issue, the army – never far away from Pakistani politics, and seemingly losing patience with Khan – might decide enough is enough and move in. That said, there is little appetite among the population for a military dictatorship.