The second choice would be for the ex-cricketer to go for a Chinese Loans. However, by choosing this option Pakistan risks going
deeper into “China’s debt trap”. Already Pakistan has taken a large number of loans
from China at an exorbitant interest. This is having a spiraling effect which already has started taking Pakistan into a spin.
should be noted that Balochistan which is a major province has been simmering due to neglect. The Pakistan Army had been shutting the province out by using brutal force. There have been instances where it has been reported that the Army was involved in committing
mass murders of a class which can be categorized as Genocidal. Abduction, extrajudicial killings, rape of women is being reported rampantly. Recently, there has been a suicide attack on Chinese engineers working on CPEC project in Balochistan. This will surely increase the expenditure due to employment in the protection of the CPEC project.
Apart from this, there is immense pressure from the Eastern border with India. Pakistan Army has been waging an indirect war with India for more than three
decades now. India has been giving befitting reply for the past four years after the new BJP government has come to power in Delhi. The drain in the ammunition reserves in the times of Forex crunch is going to pinch Pakistan Army further.
It will be a testing time for the Pakistan Army which works as a Deep State Pakistan. It is also the true controller and driving force behind Mr. Imran Khan.
Whoever is in absolute control the actual visible effect will be that Imran Khan will not be able to meet his promises which he made publicly. The promises made in private to the Pakistan Army may also not be fulfilled due to monetary restrictions imposed
by IMF. Imran Khan may have been a great Cricketer but we will have to wait and watch how he makes balances the power equation to resolve the current financial crisis.
15Aug 2018/Wednesday Written by
Mohd Tahir Shafi