Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi issued a warning of Military Takeover in Pakistan as the current economic and political crisis got worsened.
During an interview on Private media Ex-Premier Khaqan Abbasi emphasized that martial law always remains a possibility if the system fails or if there is a conflict between institutions and political leadership is unable to find a way forward.
Khaqan Abbasi also pointed out that Pakistan has experienced several prolonged periods of martial law in similar situations before, and that the country has never faced a more severe economic and political crisis.
He cautioned that if friction within society and institutions becomes too deep, anarchy could ensue, potentially leading to military intervention. He further explained that in countries where the political and constitutional system fails, extra-constitutional measures are often taken.
It is to be pertinent that Ex-Premier warning comes as Pakistan continues to cope up with multiple crises, including a worsening economic situation and rising political tensions between two big parties of country (PTI & PML-N)
He, however, expressed his hope the military would not resort to imposing martial law. He said that a military takeover would only worsen the situation instead of improving it. He emphasized that a political solution was the only path forward, but every political party had been in power for a year and had not delivered any results.
He called for agreement among the three key players in the current crisis: Imran Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI); Nawaz Sharif, the supreme leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N); and Gen. Asim Munir, the chief of Army staff.
Khaqan Abbasi urged the all party leaders to prioritize the country’s interests over their personal grudges, and stressed that sanity must prevail.