On Friday, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, his Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam power chief, resigned Prime Minister until Sunday (yesterday). Patriarch JUI-F warned that voters who claimed to have been stolen last year's election if they did not quit before the two-day deadline had ended would be free to choose what they thought best. To break 14 months old Pakistani Tehrik-i-Insaf government
While speaking to his followers late evening
Governor JUI-F was told by Prime Minister Lim Ran Khan that people could enter the prime minister's house and force him to arrest him. "We won't be able to show more patience after that point. That is, the deadline has expired," he said for five days in Karachi and other cities amid cheers from supporters who came down the capital a day ago.
It wasn't clear how long Maulana planned to stay in Islamabad until these lines were written on Saturday morning, and as indicated in the speech, his supporters would use violence to force the boss to resign at his office. It was not clear that political parties, including the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan People's Party, would support Maura's anti-government initiative.
It was also unclear how the government tried to deal with the protesters, especially if they decided to leave the designated protest site and spread to the city to force their hands. The long-term costs of the protests are much harder to quantify, but the greater concern is more relevant to Pakistan's image as a stable business environment.
JUI-F has so far decided to limit the protest to Islamabad, but another entry possibility, which could last for weeks or even months, is already giving jitters to entrepreneurs. Many people expect the JUI-F gathering to remain peaceful during their stay in the capital, but there is a concern that if the JUI-F crowd continues indefinitely, everything will turn violent.
It's too early to predict what form JUI-F's anti-government campaign will ultimately take to achieve its goals, so it's hard to say how it will affect the nation's fragile economy in the medium and long term. But the immediate types and intangible consequences of this protest campaign against the economy have already begun to appear.
The government was forced to document retailers and wholesalers who paid less than 1% of gross tax revenues, despite the 18pc economy, and gave some concessions to striking traders. They joined the so-called JUI-F Azadi March. The possibility of continuing protests for weeks, even months, and the violent turn of protests created anxiety among businessmen. This is bad news for the economy and business.
The opposition has now planned to limit protests in the capital, but will not be able to decide when it will spread to other cities. A Lahore-based businessman said of an anonymous condition. He felt that protests would have a negative impact on the economy, which is already slowing down, and that the use of violence could virtually eliminate the economic benefits the government has so far under the stabilization plan.
Another businessman in Faisalabad argued that "political volatility always imposes enormous tangible and intangible costs on the economy." Since Maulana announced a protest march, he seized hundreds of shipping containers in exchange for export costs to block roads in Islamabad and other cities.
The buyer is worried about any disruption that may occur when the order is shipped in a timely manner. Uncertainty is bad for a business environment that is already poor in some countries. The long-term costs of protests are much harder to quantify, but are more relevant to Pakistan's image of a stable business environment.
According to a published newspaper report
Some national estimates suggest that in 2014, the Iranian Khan's PTI had darling for 126 days to protest rigging voting rights, resulting in a strike of the transporter, causing the national economy to lose more than 3.7 trillion rupees. Many of the violent protests by Tehke Laviq in 2017 and 2017 and 2018 think these estimates are higher, but everyone agrees that the economy and corporations suffer enormously because of the political turmoil caused by these demonstrations.
In addition to the quantitative damage from these events, the economy is always intangible in the long run due to uncertain business uncertainties. Whenever this happens, Pakistan's image among political buyers as a politically stable country and as a reliable supplier calls for orders from other countries, even if they have to pay a higher price for the same product.
The cost of political turbulence has always been very high for businesses, often resulting in lost export orders and jobs. Ironically, Maulana Fazlur Rehman made the deteriorating economy one of the main themes of his campaign against the Imran Khan government. He repeatedly spoke of the rising cost of living that attracted middle class people to participate in his anti-government protests.
The economy is sinking
The factories are closed and traders are in trouble,” he mentioned at one of the rallys on the way from Karachi to Islamabad. We must save the country and save the country's economy," he said. Perhaps his anti-government movement survives the rapidly slowing economy, which is likely to attack the nation's economy, businesses, and people who are already struggling.
Defense Minister Pervez Katak
Pervez Katak has led a government team tasked with negotiating with the opposition against the ongoing Islamabad sit-in to warn the opposition against violating an agreement that allows ongoing protests. He held a press conference in Islamabad on Saturday with other committee members, saying that violations of this agreement would result in action against protesters.
Khattak said the government is open to dialogue with the opposition, but Prime Minister Lim Lan Khan's re-election or resignation is out of trouble. We told them there would be no discussion of the prime minister's resignation. Don't even think about it," he said. The PTI leader reminded the opposition's Rehbar committee that it had agreed to take their place in Peshawar Mor H-9 in Islamabad.
I feel sad about the speech yesterday
He added, while opposition parties signed an agreement and talked about invasion of government property on the other. We are in contact with all political parties, including Jami-F (Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl)," the committee added, hoping the protesters would keep their word. They will violate written agreements beyond the agreement. In this case no one should complain about us," he said.
Khattak warned that the protesting parties would be liable for the consequences if they did not comply with the agreement. He also called out opposition to "institutions. In a statement by President PM L-N in response to Shavaz Sharif's remarks, for the first time in Pakistan's history, the organization was "neutral" and said PML-N was defeated in the election.
We pay tribute to the institutions that played a neutral role," he said. He talked about the demands of the protesters and said the opposition has no real problems or problems. He argued that they were pursuing a single demand for the resignation of the prime minister.
He said it could not be fashionable for the prime minister to send a package after 30-400,000 people went to the streets and demanded the prime minister's resignation. Democracy can't survive this country in this way," he said.
Our doors are open
We are ready to talk. But if we are forced [this opposition should know that Prime Minister Imran or I alone is not the government. Our government is all institutions and they are in agreement Signed. " A government agency has just proposed a contract. The opposition party approved it, signed by the administration and protesters.
He repeated the warning that institutions would "take action" if the opposition violated the agreement. He added that the government would not be able to intervene in such a scenario.
Role of the army
In response to questions about Pakistan's military support, he said that the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has already announced yesterday that the military supports the constitutional government. Why do you consider the military separate, not why it is separated? The military is part of the government. The administration, the military, the bureaucrats and the parliament, they all work in teams, not individually.
PTI's sincere Asad Umar added that the most sensitive issue for the military could be foreign policy. They [PML-N leaders] invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to their home at a private party, but the army did not stop them. He asked Shahbaz: "Did the military build schools or hospitals and prevent police or judiciary reform.
Federal Chancellor Sharp Carth Mahmoud argued that the shaking of the JUI-F helped India's interests. He said he shifted his focus from Islamabad to the occupied Kashmir in India. Khattak, answering the question, said that the request for the resignation of the boss was already denied, so the opposition party said there was nothing practical to discuss with them.
He challenged an opposition party that could gather more people on one hand than the nine opposition parties in Islamabad gathered. Referring to a reported statement on compulsory resignation from the Prime Minister, he announced that the PTI Core Committee had decided to approach the courts against JUI-F Chief to "surveillance" the public in a speech.