Islamabad: In an interview with The Daily Show, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed his concerns about the current state of Pakistan, stating that a trifecta of crises is hitting the country.
He pointed out that political divisions have reached new heights, making it impossible for political parties to engage in constructive dialogue. Adding to this, he also highlighted the ongoing economic crisis that Pakistan is grappling with.
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According to the statement made, the country is currently confronted with a security threat and crisis that has arisen in the aftermath of the Afghan government’s collapse. Additionally, the country is facing an upsurge in the number of terrorist attacks, and is also struggling to recover from the devastating effects of the largest climate disaster ever documented.
The foreign minister commented on the current turmoil in Pakistan, which started when there was speculation that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan might be arrested. The foreign minister stated that during this time of disorder and multiple emergencies, the PTI leader appears to have a belief that he is exempt from the country’s laws.
On Wednesday morning, a large contingent of police arrived at Imran Khan’s residence in Zaman Park, after Islamabad police failed to apprehend him. The attempt to arrest him resulted in violent clashes between PTI supporters and the anti-riot force, causing numerous injuries on both sides since Tuesday.
According to the minister, Imran Khan has resigned from parliament and fled the system, and the issue is not about wanting to arrest him for political reasons. The minister clarified that he would never want to see any politician go to jail for such reasons. However, the PTI leader’s ego is posing a threat to him, and he believes he is too important to face the court. The former prime minister appears to have a sense of self-importance that prevents him from showing up in court.
The Foreign Minister criticized Khan’s decisions, stating that they were a complete disregard for the legal system, rule of law, and the constitution of Pakistan. The country is currently facing political turmoil, which is diverting attention from the real issues affecting the people of Pakistan.
When asked about the state of democracy in Pakistan, the politician expressed concern, stating that the country has a history of military dictatorship. He also mentioned that those who benefit from undemocratic rule did not like it when political parties united after the death of Benazir Bhutto, the former Prime Minister and his mother. These individuals supported Khan’s rise to power, but it has backfired and caused severe consequences for Pakistan.