Imran Khan Pakistan: Islamic fundamentalism on the rise in Pakistan, will there be a coup again because of Imran Khan?
when the first coup
March 1953 In Rawalpindi, the shops of the entire community, including that of the head of the Jamaat Ahmadiyya, an organization of the Ahmadiyya community, were ransacked. Due to this incident, riots broke out across the country. Anarchy spread all over the country including Lahore. Havaldar Abdul Ghafoor and an Ahmadiyya who had a perfume business were killed. Amidst the riots, the army and the government got busy in deciding whether the leadership of Pakistan should be handed over to the army or the responsibility should remain with the government. Five years after the riots i.e. in 1958, the country came under military rule for the first time. Field Marshal Ayub Khan staged a coup in the country and took over the reins.
Will history repeat again
If experts are to be believed, what has happened in Lahore’s Zaman Park points in this direction. He says that since 2008, the political order of Pakistan has been shaky. The government is present at the center but in reality the responsibility rests with the army. Imran Khan, who was removed from power in April 2022, is now again in the fray and is fighting his battle with full force. He is continuously demanding elections as he is confident of his victory. But at the same time, he is also pushing the country towards a big danger. Because of Imran, the threat to Pakistan is increasing at a time when it is already going through an economic crisis.
Imran and opposition face to face
Imran Khan wants a ‘Riyasat-e-Madina’ political system in the country where everyone is looked upon equally. This talk of Imran is reminding experts of the year 1953 when there was a demand for equal treatment with the Ahmadiyya community of the country. Imran has promised a country where everyone will be able to speak, every citizen will have a home, health facilities and jobs. Imran advocates for religious education and at the same time advocates for the Taliban in the West. On the other hand, Imran’s opponents are against his idea of a secular and modern nation. Because of Imran, the people of the country are face to face. Because of this, it has now been decided to postpone the provincial elections in Pakistan even after the order of the Supreme Court.
PM Shahbaz Sharif is afraid that the army, which has kept him safe, may remove him from his post, he is trying to save all the generals. Army has been given 45,000 acres of land for corporate farming project. The National Assembly has expanded the country’s harsh blasphemy laws to silence their religious authority. Pakistan’s military is also facing increasing attacks from jihadists. There is every possibility that there could be a coup in the country. The army also has no solution to the economic crisis.