Elections have been held in Pakistan but a new government has not been formed yet. In fact, despite heavy manipulation in Pakistan, the results of elections have remained fragmented. Due to this fractured mandate, the new government in Pakistan is stuck. Due to the snag, a round of meetings is going on in Islamabad and Lahore. New tricks are being used by Nawaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to somehow get the post of Prime Minister. There is a lot of bargaining going on for ministers and other posts and even bids are being placed due to which the corruption of Pakistan’s sham democracy is once again being exposed in front of the whole world.
Let us tell you that Pakistan Army’s first choice for the post of Prime Minister is Nawaz Sharif but his party is far away from the majority figure. Due to this, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), led by three-time Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, has presented the idea of ”participatory coalition government” to the rival parties to end the political deadlock. In fact, PML-N has 75 seats in the 266-member National Assembly, which has emerged as the largest party. Jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, which has won 101 seats, has received support from mostly independents. Nawaz Sharif has also contacted Asif Ali Zardari’s party Pakistan People’s Party i.e. PPP and invited it to join the coalition government, but Zardari wants that the post of Prime Minister should go to his son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. Zardari says that in return he can cooperate in forming PML-N government in Punjab, the largest province of Pakistan. But Nawaz Sharif is not ready for this because he has returned from London so that he can become the Prime Minister again. On the other hand, the independents who won with the support of Imran Khan’s party have also made it clear that they will not support Nawaz Sharif or Bilawal Bhutto for the post of Prime Minister. Meanwhile, the army is making efforts to somehow resolve the political impasse. The Army wants that the government should be formed before the public comes out in large numbers to protest and international pressure increases to investigate the election manipulation in Pakistan so that everyone’s attention is diverted from these issues. Could.
As far as the ongoing activities to form the government in Pakistan are concerned, let us tell you that a senior leader of PML-N told the media persons after a meeting of the top leaders of the party that PML-N has decided to form the federal government at the Centre. Has started consultations with his former colleagues. “There is a possibility of forming the (federal) government only with the support of PML-N,” he said. It will be a participatory coalition government.” He said it is in the best interest of the country that everyone should join hands to form a federal government. According to media reports, it is being said that according to the initial formula, if the coalition parties agree to give the post of Prime Minister to PML-N, then the post of President and Speaker will be given to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). Similarly, the post of Deputy Speaker can be given to Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) or any independent member joining the alliance. Apart from this, PML-N can keep the Finance Ministry with itself and other ministries will be distributed among the allies in mutual consultation. Let us tell you that at present in Pakistan, on the basis of numerical strength, both PML-N and PPP are in a position to form a coalition government at the centre. But both the parties are in a position to form the government not on their own but only with the help of alliance. Nawaz Sharif’s effort is to include all the parties in the government except those who won with the support of Imran Khan’s party PTI.
Let us also tell you that according to the results declared by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) till Sunday, out of total 265 National Assembly seats, PTI supported independent candidates won 101 seats. After this, PML-N has won 75 seats, PPP 54, MQM 17 and other small parties have won 17 seats.