In Pakistan, political power conflicts have always been a part of the terrain. The Pakistani people, the economy, and the country’s political stability pay a high price whenever these conflicts arise.
Political infighting in Pakistan has a high opportunity cost since it disrupts government operations. Politicians who are too preoccupied with their own re-election campaigns to address the legitimate concerns of the people they were elected to represent are likely to fail in that role.
No one has time to determine the responsibility, but the basic question can be raised that who is paying the price of all this political fiasco?
No doubt, Imran Khan is a popular political leader, but the scale of the graph of popularity is only in his hands, the beginning of this scale is simple and the end is two-thirds majority, so neither the constitution nor the law will work for less than that.
The irony is that the perception is getting stronger that political parties don’t believe in the dialogue in which the solution to the current political status quo lies.
As a result, we may fall behind on critical topics like economic growth, education, and healthcare. The Pakistani economy feels the effects of the constant political bickering. Uncertain political conditions make it more challenging for companies to open and function.
The lives of Pakistani residents have been profoundly affected by the country’s political turmoil. Pakistanis are paying the price of political instability in many ways, one of the most prominent of which is via economic problems. Many people in the nation are poor and do not have enough money to satisfy their basic needs. Due to the uncertainty, there has been a decrease in both investment and employment prospects, making it harder for many individuals to make ends meet.
Power disputes amongst politicians sometimes contribute to an unsafe environment. When politicians or their followers use violence to get what they want, it may lead to political violence and instability. The result might be a collapse in law and order as well as the loss of lives and property.
The insecurity of the average Pakistani citizen is another manner in which political instability affects the population there. Extremism and terrorism have plagued the nation for decades, causing widespread dread among the populace. The government’s inability to solve these problems and guarantee the safety of its inhabitants is exacerbated by the instability.
Lack of access to education and healthcare is another consequence of political instability in Pakistan. There is a significant amount of illiteracy in the nation, and many people have trouble getting the healthcare they need. This is largely due to a lack of investment in these areas, as well as a lack of effective governance and coordination.
The power battles have hurt the country’s standing in the eyes of the world. It is more difficult to attract foreign investment and cooperation when a nation has a reputation for political instability. Not only this, lack of political foresightedness causes a waste of tax dollars. As a result of the politicians in authority taking money for them, there are fewer finances available for public good and growth.
In light of the present circumstances, it is clear that drastic action is required, yet democratic and constitutional norms forbid any kind of risk-taking. This is not a speech but only a conversation between the author and themselves about the present circumstances. It takes a miracle for people to hope and worry that democracy will survive.
Who is it who paints democracy as a threat to republicanism and the constitution as a thorn in the system’s side? A few are of the view that it’s true for Pakistan in the current wave of political struggle between the parties on the cost of Pakistan.
Pakistani citizens, the economy, and the country’s political stability all pay a heavy price for politicians’ power conflicts. The Pakistani people pay the price for these power conflicts in the form of dysfunctional government, economic suffering, a lack of security, a damaged foreign image, and wasted public resources. Politicians must prioritize the demands of the people and collaborate for the sake of the nation.
Political unpredictability has a wide range of negative effects on the Pakistani people. Many people’s daily lives are being negatively impacted by the unrest, including those in the areas of economics, security, and access to healthcare and education.
At this moment, on one side there are strict conditions of the IMF and on the other side deadlock, on one side there is public anxiety and on the other side fear of reaction, Imran Khan is ready to go out on the streets again while PDM is playing the backdoor games – apprehensions of anarchy in the state are increasing by every passing day.
Pakistanis are on the receiving ends of political, economic, social and psychological burden of this political circus. If the government and other interested parties want to enhance the lives of the people in their nation, they must strive to normalize political arena leading to economic stability.