Is Pakistan on the path of coup again? Questions have started to arise from the latest statement of former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Abbasi warned that there is an economic and political crisis like the one in Pakistan. In such a situation, the army can stage a coup. He said that in the past the army has intervened in far less serious situations.
In an interview, Abbasi said, “If the system fails or when there is conflict between institutions and the political leadership is unable to move forward, martial law can take place.” He further said that Pakistan has had martial law for a long time in very similar situations.
The former PM also said that the situation would worsen if the army took over power. Never before has Pakistan seen such a dire economic and political situation. Only in very rare dire circumstances has the military taken power.
The political system is the only way forward
Abbasi said that the political system is the only way forward. Every political party is in government for 12 months today, but they have done nothing till now. This is a really deep crisis. He urged PTI chairman Imran Khan, PMLN supremo Nawaz Sharif and army chief General Asim Munir to find a way forward. He said that we need to start with the leadership and then everything will be fine from there.