As a result of the no-confidence motion against Imran Khan in April 2022, the period of PDM government born under the leadership of PML-N has come to an end, but even after a year and a half, many people question whether PML-N is leading the government. How was the decision to take over?
Pakistan Muslim League-N President Shehbaz Sharif decided to assume the post of Prime Minister at a time when the global economic crisis was at its peak due to the Russia-Ukraine war around the world and its effects were also evident on Pakistan’s weak economy. .
In such a situation, the people hoped for immediate relief from inflation from a government based on ‘experienced’ politicians and the era of Shahbaz Sharif began with this challenge.
However, on the one hand, where the Shahbaz Sharif government was criticized for its economic policies, they had to put the burden of inflation on the people every day.
On the other hand, the political popularity of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, who gave speeches against the government and the establishment in door-to-door meetings and on social media, increased.
Most of the political observers were of the opinion at that time that PML-N made a very serious political mistake by taking the Prime Ministership because in their opinion Shahbaz Sharif was facing many political difficulties at the same time.
Among these difficulties were the hanging sword of corruption cases against Shehbaz Sharif, complex political alliance, stagnant economy, rising inflation with each passing day and the increasing popularity of Imran Khan.
However, despite all the problems and the protest movements of Imran Khan, Shahbaz Sharif managed to run his short prime ministership for one and a half years because in the beginning there were fears that he would not be able to complete this one and a half year period.
We have asked political observers to find out that after a year and a half, was the decision of PML-N to take over power and install Shehbaz Sharif as the prime minister wise or a political mistake? And during all this, what did his party lose, what did they find?