By: Muhammad Ismail Bhatti
As has been said for some time, the 11-party opposition alliance has decided to use the tactic of collective resignations, while Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that by-elections will be held if resignations are made. Apparently, the situation in the country seems to be heading towards confrontation and anarchy, but by using democratic attitude and political insight, ways can be found to improve and stabilize this situation as well. Maulana Fazlur Rehman, president of the opposition Ittehad-e-Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) and head of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, made the unanimous decision at a press conference after a meeting of allied parties at the PML-N secretariat in Islamabad. Announced that the members of the parties in the PDM National and Provincial Assemblies will submit their resignations to their party leaders by December 31, 2020. Maulana Fazlur Rehman was accompanied by PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz and other leaders at the news conference. Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former President Asif Ali Zardari also attended the meeting of the leaders of the parties in the anti-government coalition through video link. Mian Nawaz Sharif called for resignations from the assemblies while Asif Ali Zardari supported his proposal. Leaders of all parties participating in the meeting also supported that the resignations of the MLAs of the opposition parties should be submitted to the PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who will address the Speaker National Assembly after the opposition’s long march to Islamabad. Will be given Maulana Fazlur Rehman said in the news conference that he would not resign and withdraw. He said that the PDM had rejected the invitation for dialogue extended by Prime Minister Imran Khan. It may be recalled that before the announcement of the Opposition Alliance, Prime Minister Imran Khan, while talking to senior journalists in Islamabad, expressed his position on various issues and expressed the government’s desire to get an “NRO” from the Opposition. Wants to talk about everything except He said he was more confident than the opposition and knew he would win. Despite this bipartisan nature of harsh rhetoric, the hope is that, like many difficult situations in the past, the patriotic spirit of the politicians in the government and the opposition will once again find a workable solution to the problems through understanding. Will Collective resignations are not the answer. They can lead to many new problems and crises. It is better to sit at the negotiating table to deal with the current situation. No matter how serious the political, economic and electoral issues may be, a strategy that is acceptable to all can be worked out through detailed discussions and recognition of each other’s mandates through the Grand National Dialogue. Everyone is aware of the precarious situation the country is going through at the moment. Therefore, communication between the parties should not be delayed. The responsibility of the government in this regard is doubled. It should not hesitate or delay in repeating the offer of talks with the opposition and creating a conducive environment for it. The basic fact should not be overlooked by any party that the spirit of a democratic system, where the public welfare is at stake and matters aligned with the aspirations of the people, politics is the name of the ability to find improvement in the most difficult situation. Is.