No-confidence motion, last chance for the opposition

Once again we are hearing the slogan of change. Opposition groups called for a boycott of the assembly. The government 'today or tomorrow' such comments have become commonplace again. This slogan has been repeated many times before in the last three years. The truth is that whenever this happened in the recent past, the opposition lost face.

No-confidence motion, last chance for the opposition



Maulana Fazlur Rehman's sit-in. Whether it was the election of the Chairman Senate, the Finance Bill or the SBP Amendment Bill, the opposition was defeated on every occasion. Now the question arises as to what will happen this time which will be called new, which will bring down the government. This needs to be seriously considered. Its implications and benefits need to be examined.

Readers will recall that once Prime Minister Imran Khan had to draw a lottery in which 220 million people from all over the country were to participate. Khan Sahib took out five slips in front of the cameras. On social media, the government was outraged at the coincidence that all those who were to be drawn from across the country were invited to the event. The same is true of the no-confidence motion. On the one hand, all the parties have been chanting slogans that we will talk to our working committee and inform the people about our decision.

The decision will be taken after the PDM meeting, and on the other hand all the parties have gathered in Lahore. The MQM delegation was also found in Lahore by chance. PML-Q was also present at Zahoor Elahi Palace for talks and meetings. Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto were also in Lahore. Shahbaz Sharif had also recovered. All these meetings took place in days and the decision was saved as to whose lot was drawn and whose slip was blank. The meaning of this coincidence or 'good coincidence' can be very deep.

This could be the last attempt to overthrow the government. In July, this government will complete four years. The last year is for election preparations anyway. There is no point in sending the government home. A new election strategy is being formulated this year. New alliances are formed. The parties line up. The best candidates are selected. This year the no-confidence motion is not only useless but also meaningless. This is the last attempt. After that, there is no possibility or need for a change of government.

Sources say that Nawaz Sharif has hardly been persuaded for this change. They were not ready to listen to anything but new elections. Distrust is not a product of their minds.

But sometimes they were told that the people were very ready, sometimes a list of 22 people from the ruling party was shown, sometimes they were assured of confidence by the coalition parties. The possibility of any kind of 'state intervention' has been ruled out. Then Nawaz Sharif agreed to it.

But when he agreed, he did it in a domineering way. He not only singled out Imran Khan but also termed the departure of the government as good news for the nation and incited the entire party and its allies on this adventure.

Nawaz Sharif has done this for the first time in the last five years. Earlier, he did not even call Imran Khan worthy of contest, but now Nawaz Sharif has started taking Imran Khan seriously. This could be a moment of reflection for the government. If Nawaz Sharif has reached this conclusion, then he will surely have some argument for this new war. The future will decide what that argument is.

Conditions have not been favorable for the government. Sometimes there is a long-delayed verdict against Faisal Wawda. Sometimes it is known internationally that corruption has increased in this era.

Sometimes voices are heard on Shahbaz Gill in Faisalabad. Sometimes Imran Khan hints at being 'dangerous' in frustration. This shows that the conditions are right for distrust.

Suppose this no-confidence motion fails and the opposition is in the same situation as what happened in the election of the chairman of the senate, then what will happen? It is important to note that the PDM has another option.

If the no-confidence motion is not passed, then the option of long march is still there. The long march of all opposition parties towards Islamabad on March 23 could be a wake-up call for many.

In the end, it is important to say that this will be the first no-confidence motion in which more important than the departure of the government is what will be the future political scenario? Who will be the new Prime Minister and from which party? Will there be an election call? Will the days of this government be fulfilled under another Prime Minister? Will the PPP come to power in this difficult time and take all the blame for the misery of this era on its head?

Who will present the next budget? Will the government's crutches be removed? One page will explode? Will the slogan of God's people rule? The answers to these questions are still thirsty. At the moment, it is safe to say that the decision will be made before March 23. 

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