By: Noor Sargani
Rising political tensions in the country, opposition threatens to overthrow the government and government ministers threaten to overthrow it, accusations of national institutions being involved in politics, governance issues and rising inflation. Against the backdrop of this, President Dr. Arif Alvi’s National Dialogue is a positive suggestion for resolving the country’s affairs which should be taken seriously. Talking to senior journalists in the Presidency on Monday, he proposed an electoral reform agenda for dialogue, but also said that such comprehensive talks would not be possible without the NAB and the anti-corruption agenda. Prime Minister Imran Khan says that the opposition is asking for NRA ie exemption from NAB’s actions while the opposition says that it is not asking for anything like that. In such a situation, the debate on NRO has become very intense. He also said that Prime Minister Imran Khan would decide when and with whom the national dialogue could take place. In this regard, Federal Ministers Shibli Faraz, Fawad Chaudhry and Faisal Wawda spoke openly in a joint press conference and said that the government is ready for talks with the opposition but talks can only be held with serious minded members of parliament. Maryam Nawaz,
Not from Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Mian Nawaz Sharif because they are not members of parliament. He endorsed President Arif Ali’s suggestion that the agenda of the talks would be electoral system reform. If talks between the government and the opposition begin, President Alvi’s expectation that political tensions will end in the coming days will be fulfilled, but the strict conditions that are being set by the parties will not be eased. So the dream of national dialogue does not seem to be coming true. The NAB and its actions are the biggest problem in the context of the opposition movement, the resignation of the government and demands for new general elections. The opposition objects that the NAB is taking unilateral action against its leaders and workers while not taking notice of the alleged irregularities of the government. The government insists that when the powerful people in the opposition were in government, they ruthlessly looted the national wealth. It must be returned to the national treasury through the NAB. The president has signaled a heated debate on the NRA to address the issue. Serious circles are playing their part in breaking this deadlock and making negotiations between the government and the opposition possible. Pir Sahib Pagara’s meeting with opposition leader Mian Shahbaz Sharif in jail of Secretary General of Functional Muslim League Muhammad Ali Durrani is a link in the same chain. Durrani Sahib has even claimed in an interview that between the government and PDM Track to dialogue has started and is visible. The political situation in the country is in a state of uncertainty. The Pakistan Bar Council has described it as a political crisis and blamed the government. NAB cases have become so long that the interest of the common man in them is now waning. When the national dialogue begins, the system of accountability must be discussed and many issues can be discussed. Therefore, the government and the opposition should put their concerns behind them and come to the negotiating table so that an atmosphere of political harmony prevails in the country. Establish and pay full attention to the problems of the people.