Plan C: Is it going till Z or….?

The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz government allowed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf to hold its rally near parliament, while the PTI exercised its democratic right to protest peacefully and after the rally people were disbursed in a pleasant manner. Now it is the time to come forward for to the next level and they should solve the political issues in the same manner.

But Imran Khan announced his next course of action as a series of attempted shutdowns of major cities like Lahore, Faisalabad and Karachi and on the final day which has been extended on Dec 18 to prior Dec 16 all the country would be in a situation like standstill.

Although any detail in this regard has not been given by the PTI Chief that how they would try to shut down major cities in Punjab and Sindh. Another question arises that why they would not do the same in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa and in Balochistan. Anyhow it appears that political parties are heading towards the politics of agitation.

But Imran said that if government would show seriousness in redressing the issues then they would not implement plan C, which is a ray of hope to not indulge in more clashes.

Now the ball is in the court of the government and they must indulge in the process of talks before the deadline given by the PTI, it would not be a wise choice if they are planning to see the aftermath of the first protest of PTI in Faislabad which had to be initiated from Lahore as per prior announcement. Government should show some seriousness and in spite of involving few minister to hold press conference on daily basis to put more oil on already burning fire and criticizing the PTI Chief, they must be stopped by the top leader of PML N at a time when Imran Khan has said that if his plan C would not be enough to get the desired results then plan D, E, F etc would be launched. But it seems that government is more interested in launching the tactics of anti-PTI advertisement on the electronic and print media.

All the political parties including PTI and PML N should thing wisely to end the political deadlock as it is in the best interest of the country to see this long-running political crisis come to an end. Ultimately though it is Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government and it is he who must decide as Khan said last night, the ball is in the prime minister’s court.

Always leaders take initiatives to solve the issues; therefore, Prime Minister of Pakistan must come forward to solve the issue.

He said that he wanted justice for the sake of democracy, but didn’t know that all were party to the match-fixing. He claimed that 7 million additional ballot papers were printed two to three days before the elections, while arch nemesis Federal Minister Saad Rafique of the PMLN called these allegations a pack of lies. Rafique said that over 200,000 votes were cast in NA-124 and PTI’s Hamid Khan didn’t challenge even a single vote.

Imran Khan said the entire leadership complained of rigging; yet only the PTI rose up in protest. According to the latest news, Pakistan Muslim League has showed some willingness to hold the talks with the Pakistan Tehree-e-Insaaf. It is indeed a good sign as history shows major issues always come to an end with negotiations, give and take. As matter of fact, it is the matter to give more strength to the Election Commission and find the faults in the electoral system; successful talks would be win-win situation for all.

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