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30 September 2020, Wednesday I Vol 1, No.146

PM Imran Khan wants to bring back Nawaz Sharif at the earliest:



"Politics in Pakistan may be poised to enter a real action-packed phase," says an analysis

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On 29 September, following a Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Imran Khan tasked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) with bringing back former-Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader Nawaz Sharif from London, at the earliest. Nawaz has been in the UK since November 2019 on medical grounds. The PM directed the relevant authorities to pursue the matter vigorously. ("PM wants Nawaz brought back from UK at the earliest," Dawn, 30 September 2020) ("FO, FIA tasked with bringing Nawaz Sharif back," The News International, 30 September 2020)

The immediate context
On 15 September, the Islamabad High Court (IHC)had ordered the Center to arrest Nawaz Sharif and present him before the court. Responding to the court ruling, the PML-N said it honoured the court decisions, but Nawaz Sharif would return once his health permitted him. According to Dawn, the decision came a day before the IHC is expected to ask the federal government about measures it had taken to bring Sharif back. A cabinet member told the daily that the Center had already sent a request to the British government for Nawaz's repatriation. He said, "Although we have no extradition treaty with the United Kingdom, wanted people can be repatriated under special arrangements as we had also handed over some people to the UK". Imran Khan formed a committee of certain cabinet members to deal with the previously announced protest campaign by the opposition.

An analysis in Dawn calls it the "Autumn of Discontent"
Zahid Hussain says in the light of the recent revelations and disclosures and Nawaz's fiery MPC speech, the resultant political storm poses a significant question: "who is in charge here?" "One characteristic of hybrid rule is the duality of power, and that has its own perils. The present political disorder is symptomatic of this incongruity. Indeed, the civil and military imbalance of power has been a major reason for perpetual political instability in the country. But the current situation is more about the abdication of civilian authority to the security establishment," he writes. ("Autumn of discontent," Dawn, 30 September 2020) The Dawn analysis opines that "politics in Pakistan may be poised to enter a real action-packed phase. This is indicated by the tone of important opposition politicians and reconfirmed by the rigid response of the current custodians of the system," it argues. It says, "Mr Shahbaz 'in' the lock-up and Ms Nawaz' out' in the open could actually mean Shahbaz left 'out' of the game to ponder over latest reconciliatory techniques and Ms Nawaz being 'in-charge'…The PML-N workers she inspires must have been hoping this was the moment the defiant leader in her came of age. Their spirits might have been lifted by glimpses of that leader flashing from the stage, but for the first time perhaps she betrayed another side to her — the side which told her not everyone could carry the weight of the narrative she and her father have championed. Perhaps a bit of Shahbaz Sharif coming in to temper a Nawaz Sharif protégé? Ultimately, it is always this mix that determines the future course." ("Maryam in the mix," Dawn, 30 September 2020)

Meanwhile…
On 29 September, an accountability court granted a 14-day physical remand of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) President Shahbaz Sharif to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in assets beyond means and money-laundering case. It also issued non-bailable arrest warrants for daughter Rabia Imran and Shahbaz's wife Nusrat Shahbaz. ("Money-laundering, assets case: Non-bailable arrest orders for Shahbaz's wife, daughter," The News International, 30 September 2020)

 
PM Imran Khan has asked the Afghans to reduce violence (Image Source: The News)

Pakistan asks Afghanistan to "Cut Violence"
According to the News International, on 29 September, PM Imran Khan expressed hope that the Afghan leadership would utilize the opportunity to "work together constructively and secure an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement". Mr Khan said all Afghan conflicting parties must work for a reduction in violence and towards a ceasefire. The Premiere added that Pakistan "would support whatever the Afghans agree upon the future of Afghanistan". He also reaffirmed Pakistan's complete support for the reconstruction and economic development of post-conflict Afghanistan. ("Pakistan to Afghanistan: Cut violence, we stand by you," The News International, 30 September 2020)

National Media opines
Maleeha Lodhi, writing for Dawn, calls it a "Moment of opportunity". She says "Fundamental issues are at stake…Difficult and delicate negotiations lie ahead. The path to peace will not be easy. A political settlement will require tough compromises by both the Afghan government and the Taliban. Hurdles will be encountered. But both parties must know that the Afghan people, having struggled through decades of turmoil, conflict and war, yearn for peace and expect the talks to yield an outcome that ends their country's long night of suffering."

Meanwhile…
A federal cabinet meeting approved a visa policy for Afghanistan following the visit of Dr Abdullah Abdullah, the High Council for National Reconciliation Chairman, to Pakistan. Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) Chairman Dr Qibla Ayaz said he would urge the Afghan leader Abdullah Abdullah to establish a CII-like institution in Afghanistan. ("Abdullah to be requested to form CII-like body in Afghanistan: Ayaz," Dawn, 29 September 2020) Radio Pakistan reported that Dr Abdullah Abdullah thanked the Pakistani leadership for facilitating the Afghan peace process to its logical conclusion, during a meeting with FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad. ("Afghan reconciliation leader thanks Pakistan for facilitating peace process," Dawn, 29 September 2020) And, FM Qureshi assured Afghanistan of Islamabad's full support for the Afghan peace process. Qureshi said Islamabad wanted to be "friends not masters". ("'Friends not masters': FM Qureshi assures Afghanistan of complete support for peace process," Dawn, 30 September 2020)

 
The opposition parties have decided to start the "Pakistan Democratic Movement" from Quetta on 11 October (Image Source: Dawn)

In Brief
INTERNAL
The opposition says that the first PDM to be held on 11 October in Quetta
On 29 September, opposition leader announced that the first Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) which is an alliance of almost all major opposition parties seeking to oust the government would be held on 11 October in Quetta. Further, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi while addressing a press conference after PDM's first formal meeting in Islamabad, said that the anti-government movement would be launched across the country after the "historic" rally in Quetta, adding, "This movement will keep growing and will be successful in ridding Pakistan of this undemocratic process," adding, "You will see that this movement will give rise to a true political change in Pakistan's political history." The PDM was formed at the Multi-Party Conference, where opposition parties announced the launch of a three-phased anti-government movement under an "action plan" which is to start from next month with countrywide public meetings, protest demonstrations and rallies in December and a "decisive long march" towards Islamabad in January 2021. ("Opposition to hold first 'historic' rally under PDM banner on Oct 11 in Quetta," Dawn, 30 September 2020)

PBC forms Journalistic Defence Committee to protect the rights of journalists
On 29 September, the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) constituted a seven-member Journalistic Defence Committee to protect the rights of journalists. According to the PBC, the committee was formed in the light of the alleged policies of the government which have undermined the freedom of expression through a draconian cybercrime law, making it difficult for journalists to discharge and perform their duties independently in accordance with the demand of their professional obligations and journalistic practices. The PBC also stated that distressed journalist in need of legal aid or services could approach the committee. Further, this move comes amidst the larger perception of the decreasing space for dissent and the right to expression in the country. (Nasir Iqbal, "PBC forms body to defend journalists," Dawn, 30 September 2020)

An editorial says that Lahore's CCPO should be sacked
An editorial in the Dawn critical of CCPO Lahore Umar Sheikh insensitive remarks made before a Senate panel states that once exposes his sexist views on how women should behave. The editorial states that the CCPO must be sacked if the government wants to stimulate any public confidence about solving the Lahore Motorway case, adding that citizens need to be assured that a responsible, sensitised official is in charge of their safety. Further, the editorial adds that there is a need to sensitise the police force when it comes to violence against women, among which they must most importantly avoid blaming the victim, trivialising the incident and passing judgement. ("Unrepentant sexism," Dawn, 30 September 2020)

ECONOMY
Finance Ministry says debt to remain a major challenge
On 29 September, the Finance Ministry while briefing the federal cabinet said that the increasing public debt would remain a major challenge, however, adding that the pace of debt accumulation slowed down during the second year of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance in the presentation of the increase in public debt between June 2018 and June 2020, termed the last fiscal year (2019-20) a "good year" for debt adding that in the previous fiscal year, the pace of debt accumulation decreased by more than half when compared with the first year, the cabinet was informed. However, officials stated that the financial adviser told the federal cabinet that public debt would remain a major challenge and it now required careful management. (Shahbaz Rana, "Debt to remain major challenge," The News International, 30 September 2020)

EXTERNAL 
PM Imran Khan calls for an extension in G20 debt relief
On 29 September, Prime Minister Imran Khan while addressing a high-level summit on the 'Financing for Development in the Era of Covid-19 and Beyond' on the side-lines of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, calls for a one-year extension in G20 debt service suspension initiative, stating that this initiative should not affect the country's credit rating, since this is due to force majeure, and not mismanagement. He also stated that the multilateral development banks should also involve themselves in the debt suspension initiative, along with other short-term measures which could cover both official and private creditors should be considered. Further, he added that the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in mass human suffering and controlling the virus was critical to addressing both the health and the economic emergencies. (Rizwan Shehzad, "PM calls for one-year extension in G20 debt relief," The Express Tribune, 29 September 2020)

Cross-border movement at Torkham allowed for pedestrians
On 29 September, Federal Ministry of Interior permitted the 'competent authorities' to open the Torkham border crossing for pedestrian traffic for four days a week. Both citizens of Pakistan and Afghanistan will be allowed to travel to both the neighbouring countries on 'valid passport and visa'.This border was opened for pedestrian movement on 16 May for once a week after it was closed due to the pandemic. The closure of the border for almost two months had left hundreds of local labourers and daily wagers jobless as they would assist the passengers in carrying their personal belongings up to the border crossing and bringing the same from zero points to the taxi stand, further, it also affected the bilateral trade between the two countries. (Ibrahim Shinwari, "Pedestrians allowed cross-border movement at Torkham," Dawn, 30 September 2020)

PAKISTAN'S WORLD VIEW
Pakistan must have Germany as its role model, says an opinion
An opinion in the Dawn states that while addressing the Kashmir issue Pakistan must have Germany as its role model, who is known for or accused of warmongering, showed a high degree of quiet determination in the aftermath of World War II to see the day when Germany would be unified without war. The opinion states that Indian domination in Kashmir will come to an end and will be a part of Pakistan one day, however, while following this aim, Pakistanis must realise severe realities, including Arab governments' indifference to the Kashmiri people's enslavement. Further, it adds that while keeping a non-armed stance, the goal should be to make Pakistan a developed country armed with the strengths of science and technology and wipe out poverty. Finally concluding by stating that nothing is more important than Pakistan itself. (Muhammad Ali Siddiqi, "Kashmir & Germany," Dawn, 30 September 2020)

 


"The army chief has been quoted as saying that the security forces would serve any elected government. But that is not what has been happening. The general impression is that the military leadership is party to the relentless persecution of the opposition leaders in the name of accountability. The shrinking democratic space in the country is at odds with these solemn pledges of impartiality. The statements of some federal ministers claiming to be speaking on the military’s behalf raise more questions about the latter’s increasing political role.”

-  An analysis by Zahid Hussain in Dawn, 30 September 2020

 

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