PRIME MINISTER Imran Khan might have received the vote of confidence but it does not solve the significant issues that the ruling PTI encounters. By getting 178 ballots on Saturday in the National Assembly, six more than the easy bulk needed, the head of state has cleared up the issue of his parliamentary numbers. Perhaps he considered this to be the best means to handle the shock defeat of his financing minister, Hafeez Sheikh, in the Senate surveys. Nevertheless, this ballot of self-confidence may pale in front of the mounting troubles staring his federal government in the face.
One of the most severe problems is his newly found competing with the ECP. In his speech after obtaining the ballot, the head of state once more criticised the ECP and recommended, rather bizarrely, that the selecting body should get a secret briefing from the ‘companies’ to comprehend how much money had been used in the Us senate elections. By consistently implicating the ECP of refraining its job, Mr Khan is producing unneeded tension with a constitutional body that has done well to take solid activity against the electoral manipulation that was experienced in the Daska by-election.
In the Senate elections as well, the ECP has complied with the orders of the Supreme Court as well as arranged the elections via a secret ballot that is mandated by the Constitution. The government would certainly be well encouraged to stay clear of a fight with the ECP as part of its political narrative-building.
What it should concentrate on instead is to cause a comprehensive collection of electoral reforms by creating a consensus among all events in parliament. This is easier claimed than done however it is the only means to make sure a political election that serves to all. The head of state has announced that the federal government would bring in digital voting machines yet this would be a hollow relocation if it is not part of a bigger reform plan that is supported by all stakeholders. The PTI federal government requires to assess its go-it-alone plan.
This may have come to be much more difficult after the unpleasant case on Saturday when PTI workers attacked senior participants of the PML-N team, consisting of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and event agent Marriyum Aurangzeb. The case has increased political temperatures, in addition to the level of polarisation, as well as will certainly make it a lot more improbable that the federal government and the resistance can create any type of form of a functioning connection.
The circumstance is grim. The government may need to start some confidence-building measures if it wants a smoother performance of its mandate for the staying 2 and also half years of its term. All indicators are that this may be hard for the government to do. The system is overheating as well as can activate a crisis on the smallest of pretexts. Sanity should prevail prior to it is too late.