Imran Khan made a ridiculous claim today that Geo News, Ex-Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry and PMLN rigged the 2013 elections against PTI. Imran Khan also announced to join “Sheikh-ul-Islam” Maulana Tahiq-ul-Qadri to start a movement against the current government.
Couple of months ago, Imran Khan made similar claim that Judiciary rigged the elections, which followed by a Contempt of Court action against him by the Supreme Court.
During the proceedings in Supreme Court, Imran Khan took a U-Turn and claimed that he never claimed the Judiciary rigged the Elections, instead he was referring to the “Returning Officers” who rigged the elections.
Imran has now taken another U-Turn and claimed that it was actually Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry who rigged the elections against PTI.
Imran Khan is now launching a movement along with forces backed by military establishment like Tahir-ul-Qadri and Sheikh Rasheed. There is still hope that some sane forces within PTI like Qureshi and Hashmi will try to establish some reasoning in the party, which was hinted recently by Qureshi in a recent talk show.
Now lets try to analyze some reasons behind this unholy alliance and the timings of this movement:
- The load shedding situation was better in Pakistan during Winter/Spring and it was not easy to bring people out in the street when their anger level was low. The government is working very aggressively to resolve the issue of load shedding by expediting the power generation projects and also reducing the line losses due to line losses, non-payments and theft. It seems that with this strategy and commitment, PMLN government to significantly reduce the load shedding in coming 2 years. This will make it impossible for opportunists to use the rage of general public for their political gains.
- Any movement against the sitting government is centered in the urban areas. Based on the evidence that how Lahore’s political landscape was changed based on single project of Metro Bus, imagine the impact of upcoming Metro Projects in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Faisalabad, Multan, new Metro train in Lahore and the massive circular Railway project in Karachi. It will be almost impossible to motivate the people of these urban centers once the government has delivered these projects giving a major turnaround to economy and lifestyles of these cities.
- After strengthening Pakistan currency and achieving $10 Billion reserves, now the government is set to achieve the target of $15 Billion by end of 2014, $20 Billion by June 2015 and most likely $25 Billion by June 2016. This would result in more job opportunities, lower inflation rate and reduction in power tariffs for the people.
These are the few reasons that explain why the undemocratic forces of real status-quo are so desperate at this time, when a democratic government is set to change lives of people and restore their faith in democracy.