Pakistan is currently facing a political crisis. The country is set to hold general elections in 2022, but there are concerns that the process may be disrupted by violence and unrest. This could potentially lead to a new period of instability in Pakistan.
The current government, led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, came to power in 2018 after winning a general election. Khan’s party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has been accused of rigging the vote and many Pakistanis have been critical of his leadership. The opposition parties have vowed to contest the next election and there are fears that they will not accept the results if they lose again.
There have already been a number of protests against Khan’s government, some of which have turned violent. In November 2020, at least three people were killed when police opened fire on demonstrators in Karachi. There is also growing anger over economic conditions in Pakistan.
The country has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and its economy was struggling even before that. Many people are now living in poverty and unemployment is high. The situation in Pakistan is extremely volatile and it is unclear how things will play out over the next year or so.
However, one thing is certain: the country is heading for a very turbulent period ahead.
Pakistan Political Parties
Pakistan is a country located in southern Asia. The region now straddling the border of present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan is one of the most torn regions of the world. For centuries it has been fought over by larger empires – most recently, by the British and Russians.
After years of conflict, Pakistan finally achieved independence from Britain in 1947. However, this newfound independence was short-lived. Just two weeks after independence, Pakistan was invaded by India – a move that sparked the first Indo-Pakistani War.
Since independence, Pakistan has been governed by a number of different political parties. The most prominent are listed below: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP): Founded in 1967 by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the PPP is one of the oldest and largest political parties in Pakistan.
The party is currently led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto who was assassinated in 2007. The PPP espouses a social democratic ideology and has its power base in Sindh province. Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML-N): Founded in 1993 by Nawaz Sharif, the PML-N is one of the newer political parties on the scene but has quickly become one of the most powerful.
The party’s power base is in Punjab province – home to nearly 60% of Pakistan’s population. The PML-N espouses a conservative Islamic ideology and has close ties to Saudi Arabia . Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI): Founded in 1996 by cricketer Imran Khan ,the PTI is a relatively new entrant into Pakistani politics but has quickly become a major player .
The PTI’s primary support comes from urban areas ,especially among young voters .The party advocates for an ‘Islamic welfare state’ and opposes corruption and nepotism .