Unravelling Pakistan’s Political Turmoil: Examining the Economic, Social, and Global Consequences of Ongoing Instability (Opinion)

Political instability in Pakistan has been an ongoing issue for many years, with frequent changes in government, political alliances, and the ongoing power struggle between different political parties. This instability has had a significant impact on the country’s economy, social fabric, and foreign relations, causing concern among citizens and international observers.

The latest chapter in this ongoing saga began in April 2022 when the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan was dissolved after a vote of no-confidence in parliament.

Following the dissolution of the government, a caretaker government was appointed, but it has been unable to address the pressing issues facing the country. The ongoing power struggle between different political parties has made it difficult to form a stable government, leaving Pakistan in a state of political limbo.

The impact of this instability on Pakistan’s economy has been severe. The country’s currency has been in freefall, with the Pakistani rupee losing over 20% of its value against the US dollar in just a few months. This has led to rising inflation and food prices, making life difficult for many ordinary Pakistanis.

Socially, the instability has created a sense of unease among citizens, with many concerned about the future of their country. The ongoing political turmoil has also led to a rise in sectarian violence and terrorism, adding to the challenges facing the country.

On the international front, Pakistan’s relations with its neighbours have been strained by the instability. The country’s tense relationship with India has been further exacerbated, and its relationship with the United States and other Western countries has also been affected.

As Pakistan struggles to form a stable government and address the challenges facing the country, it is clear that the impact of political instability is far-reaching. Without a resolution to the ongoing power struggle between different political parties, it is unlikely that Pakistan will be able to address its economic, social, and foreign policy challenges anytime soon.

Hafsa Noor

Hafsa Noor is a concerned & diligent journalist and a social worker. She is on a mission to speak for exclusive communities and minorities. In her leisure time, she loves to read & bake.

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