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March 10, 2021 7:17 AM STI

Islamabad [Pakistan], March 10 (ANI): With political unrest in Pakistan worsening with each passing day, the end seems to be in sight for Prime Minister Imran Khan’s “Naya Pakistan” thanks to rising inflation in the country .
According to Imad Zafar, political commentator for various media and think tanks, the prime minister is struggling to get the country out of its political and economic crisis.
Khan won a vote of confidence from the National Assembly (NA). Khan needed the vote to confirm his majority in the lower house of parliament after his party suffered an embarrassing defeat in the Senate to the Pakistan Democratic Alliance, a coalition of opposition parties.
Zafar pointed out that not only did the PDM succeed in electing ex-Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani to the Senate, defeating outgoing Finance Minister Hafeez Shaikh, but also managed to secure a majority in the upper house.
“Although Khan has managed to thwart the crisis for the time being by securing a vote of confidence from the NA, it is certain that the storm is not over for him. Rising inflation and growing poverty in the country will not do what his Naya Pakistan (New Pakistan) is projecting a nightmare for the masses, “Zafar wrote for The Asia Times.
He added: “This is the situation that even the military establishment is unable to run the country behind the scenes.”
The elite’s frustration, he said, was evident on the day of the confidence vote, when parliamentarians from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) were attacked by a crowd of ruling party supporters. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

“Imran Khan is doing all he can to stay in power. The question remains, however, of how he will survive the onslaught of the opposition at a time when the establishment is about to abandon him and is looking for a new puppet to do so. rule the country – his name, “wrote the commentator for the Asia Times.
He added: “For Khan, the game is almost over, as maybe a few generals will still support him, but he does not enjoy the full establishment support he had after his revival in politics in 2011. He does not have the full establishment support he had after his re-launch into politics in 2011. He added. So probably knows this is his first and last time to use power, so he’s trying everything to stay in charge. “
The question is how long a few generals can save him from the inevitable, as the growing anger of the masses over inflation, unemployment and economic turmoil grows over time, Zafar added.
He pointed out that this was “perhaps the first time” that the doctrine of the military establishment to indirectly rule the country has turned against him, and it has happened in just two and a half years.
“Although the majority of mainstream media are behind the hybrid regime, the opposition has still managed to produce counter-narratives through international media and digital news platforms, and the inability of Khan and his supporters of managing the economy and governance condemned the Naya Pakistan project, “he said.
Zafar added: “The final phase has begun, and the interesting thing is that Khan can’t even get rid of the government until Sharif and Zardari agree to overthrow him.”
It comes as Pakistan’s financial debt continues to rise as the Imran Khan government received $ 6.7 billion in gross foreign loans in the first seven months of the current fiscal year, including a new commercial loan of $ 500 million from China last month.
According to The Expresss Tribune, the Ministry of Economic Affairs reported that during the July-January period of fiscal year 2020-21, the government secured $ 6.7 billion in external loans from several funding sources. Gross loans increased 6 percent or $ 380 million compared to the same period last year.
Pakistan’s debt and external liabilities rose $ 3 billion, or 2.6 percent, in the six-month period ended December of last year, according to central bank data released in February. (ANI)

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