Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Apropos "[Lahore] shutdown adds to government's ambivalence, PTI's hyperactivism" carried by
yesterday, one needs to commend both Imran Khan and the Punjab government for protecting the peace of Punjab's capital where people were anticipating a Faisalabad-situation. After this big show, Imran's protest seems to have attained some new highs insofar his protracted anti-government campaign is concerned. But government's ambivalence about the enormity of the challenge that Imran has posed to it is adding to both confusion and uncertainty. It appears to be in a state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about current political turmoil in the country. That Pakistan People's Party government in Sindh helped Imran Khan put up a highly successful show in Karachi recently is a fact that has found its best expression in various analyses that suggest that PPP, too, is keen for a fresh elections anytime soon. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif must take stock of a highly critical situation without any further loss of time. No doubt, the Lahore shutdown has contributed to Imran's efforts aimed at stepping up pressure on a government fighting for survival.