After the arrest of Imran Khan, there was a ruckus in the whole country. Image Credit source: PTI
Whoever may be the Prime Minister in Pakistan, it is only from the mobile army. This is something that has been proved time and again since 1947. not 1-2 times but 4 times coup in pakistan Happened. The date is witness that the army did not spare anyone who became a threat to it. They were thrown in jail, forced to flee the country or killed. Pak army has always silenced the voice against it. then finally Imran Khan Why did you become helpless in front of
After all, what happened that the Pakistani army could not ‘finish’ Imran Khan? That too when it was the army itself that handed over the keys of power to Imran. To understand the whole story, let’s go back a bit. Nawaz Sharif had started feeling that he was running the country. What was it then that the then Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa created a ‘game’ and forced Sharif to flee the country. In the year 2018, after getting the love of the army, Imran became the Prime Minister, but in 2022 there was a ‘breakup’. The reason was clear that even Imran had started feeling that he is not a ‘puppet’ PM.
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In April 2022, Imran Khan had to resign from the post of Prime Minister. It felt that the Pakistan Army, which had been repeatedly defeated by India, had won again in its own country. The Pakistan Army thought that after losing the post of PM, Imran would go away on his own. But this could not happen. Coming into the opposition, Imran went on strengthening himself and by then the army could understand that Imran had won the ‘match’. Imran Khan kept throwing bouncers and yorkers continuously, poor army only avoided them.
social media and youth
Social media became Imran’s main weapon in the war with the army. Imran started attacking the government and the army through social media. His long speeches started being live streamed. The army could have stopped their rallies, but the generals did not understand how to use this ‘new weapon’. About 64 percent of the population in Pakistan is below 30 years of age and they spend most of their time on social media. Just through this, Imran’s fan-following went on increasing. And the army commander kept looking at his face.
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Just a few months ago, a survey was conducted in Pakistan, seeing the report of which both the government and the army were sweating. According to the survey in Gallup Pakistan, Imran is the most popular leader in the country. With 61 per cent votes, he remained number one in terms of popularity. While Nawaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto came second with 36 per cent votes. Even on social media, Imran is far ahead of the Prime Minister and the army.
On Twitter too, Imran Khan has 1.92 crore followers while Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has only 66 lakh followers. 62 lakh people follow Pak Army and 80 lakh people follow Maryam Nawaz Sharif. Only one million people follow former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, while Bilawal Bhutto has 5 million followers.
I am thankful to the people of Lahore for coming out in such large numbers twice in one week. I am also thankful to all those people who came out across Pakistan today to support the rule of law and rule of law. pic.twitter.com/wgyuRajCRh
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 6, 2023
The condition of Pakistan is dire. There is tremendous anger among the people due to the terrorist attacks, the economy which has gone into the trough. The people of Pakistan know that no government here can run without the support of the army. Along with the government, they started considering the army as responsible for this poor condition. Just Imran capitalized on this issue. In his speeches, he raised the issue of corruption. Spoke against bribery and spoke fiercely against the army. Spoke against dynasty politics. Imran was shot, due to which the public sentiment was with him. Pakistani people started seeing him as a messiah.
Imran runs in these provinces
The Prime Minister of Pakistan may be Shehbaz Sharif, but his power is limited to a great extent. Imran Khan has a lot of influence in many provinces. PTI has a lot of supporters in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan. For this reason, it is becoming difficult for the army to ‘finish’ Imran.
That press conference six months ago
The Pakistan Army and the infamous intelligence agency ISI, which always used to play political chess in their country, started looking helpless. While Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was hanged at the behest of the army, his daughter was murdered in the middle of the rally. The needle of suspicion revolved only on the army. Nawaz Sharif had to run away from the country. By adopting ‘Sam Daam Dand Bheda’, how helpless the army, which has always won, has started looking, its hallmark comes from a press conference 6 months ago. In October 2022, the army had to hold a press conference to give its clarification. For about one and a half hours, two senior army officers were seen protecting the army, ISI and their army chief. This was the strength of Imran Khan.