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03 April 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No.93

PDM splits as five parties move to form a separate bloc



The PDM's 'show cause notice' to the PPP and ANP, an editorial on the cabinet's decision to defer from the ECC, and Imran Khan's reaction to Pakistan's exclusion from the climate change conference.

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In Focus
PDM splits as five parties move to form a separate bloc
PDM to issue ‘show cause notices’ to PPP, ANP

On 2 April, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) an opposition alliance decided to part ways with the PPP and Awami National Party (ANP) while PML-N, JUI-F, Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP), National Party (NP) and Balochistan National Party (BNP-Mengal) plan to form a new alliance of five opposition parties having 27 members in the Senate. The decision came after a meeting between the senators of five opposition parties, minus the PPP and the ANP.

PDM to serve notices to the PPP and the ANP
At the PDM’s Steering Committee, PDM President Maulana Fazlur Rehman has been asked to serve show-cause notice to the PPP and the ANP seeking explanation why both parties had violated the PDM decisions and also for violating its consensus decision and getting the support of the ruling alliance for the election of their candidate as the opposition leader in the Senate.

Leading up to the split
The divide in the PDM has been widening over the recent months. Cracks appeared in the PDM after Asif Ali Zardari disagreed with the PML-N’s and the JUI-F’s suggestion to tender resignations from assemblies before starting a long march against the government demanding that Nawaz Sharif should first return to Pakistan. Later, the PPP was accused of siding with the government and the appointment of Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani as leader of the opposition in the Senate intensified the divide. PPP then declared that it would not accept Shehbaz Sharif as the opposition leader in the National Assembly if Gilani was not supported by the PLM-N in the upper house of parliament arguing that if the PML-N and the JUI-F would make decisions on their own, then “there is no use of the opposition’s alliance.” (Syed Irfan Raza, “PDM splits as five parties to form new bloc,” Dawn, 3 April 2021) (Asim Yasin, M Saleh Zaafar, “Five-party independent opposition group to be formed in Senate,” The News International, 3 April 2021) (Rizwan Shehzad, “Five PDM parties to form separate bloc,” The Express Tribune, 3 April 2021)

 
Latest U-turn shows communication problems within the govt: Dawn
No change in Pakistan’s principled position on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, says FO

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An editorial in Dawn critical of the government’s reversal of the Economic Coordination Committee decision on imports from India says that this only goes to show a lack of coordination within the government and the poor decision-making capabilities on a serious matter that requires a sensible and level-headed approach. Further, it states that this latest U-turn demonstrates the communication problems within the government and their inability to make and stick to decisions and poor conflict-resolution skills becoming a hallmark of this government.

No trade with India under current circumstances, says PM Khan
On 2 April, PM Imran Khan after meeting with the federal cabinet decided that Pakistan could not go ahead with any trade with India under the current circumstances. Further, he directed the Ministry of Commerce and his economic team to immediately take steps to facilitate the relevant sectors, value-added, apparel and sugar, by finding alternative cheap sources of import of the needed commodities. (“ No trade with India under current circumstances: PM,” Dawn, 3 April 2021)

Islamabad’s principled position on Jammu and Kashmir dispute stays unchanged
On the same day, Foreign Office spokesperson said, “While fully resolved to protect Pakistan’s national security interests, our emphasis is shifting from geopolitics to geoeconomics,” however reiterating, “We believe that durable peace, security and development in the region hinge on peaceful resolution of the long-standing Jammu and Kashmir dispute.” Further, the spokesperson stated, “As for the role of third countries, we believe that the international community has an important role to play in averting risks to peace and stability in the region and facilitating a just and lasting solution to the Jammu & Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council Resolutions.” (“Focus shifting from geopolitics to geoeconomics, says FO,” Dawn, 3 April 2021) (Mariana Baabar,“Talks with India: Pakistan welcomes role of third countries,” The News International, 3 April 2021)

 

PM ‘puzzled at cacophony’ over exclusion from global climate summit
Says government's environment policies are driven by commitment to future generations

Image Source: The News International

On 3 April, PM Imran Khan stated that he was “puzzled at the cacophony” over Pakistan not being invited to a conference on climate change, adding, “My government's environment policies are driven solely by our commitment to our future generations of a clean & green Pakistan to mitigate the impact of climate change.” This statement comes after that US climate envoy John Kerry announced his visit to Abu Dhabi, New Delhi, and Dhaka in an effort to narrow differences on climate change goals to slow global warming. However, Pakistan for excluded from the same. (“PM Imran 'puzzled at cacophony' over Pakistan's exclusion from global climate summit,” Dawn, 3 April 2021)


In Brief
INTERNAL
Ehsaas Programme: 78 per cent digital survey completed, says SAPM
On 2 April, the SAPM on Social Security and Poverty Alleviation said that over 78 per cent of the Ehsaas digital survey had been completed. The survey aims at identifying and enrolling “the underprivileged people to bring them under a social safety net.” The SAPM said the government framed more than 140 schemes under the Ehsaas Programme which covers different groups like orphans, labourers, undernourished, and the like. She announced that a one-window platform for the Programme will be launched in 2021, and the digital survey “would be impartial and based on merit.” (“78 percent of Ehsaas digital survey completed: Dr Sania Nishtar,” The News International, 3 April 2021)

Maulana Sherani offers suggestions for reconciliation with JUI-F
On 2 April, Maulana Mohammad Khan Sherani, who had split from Fazlur Rehman’s JUI-F, said that he had put forward some suggestions to resolve their differences, to the latter. If Fazlur agrees to these suggestions, then Sherani and his colleagues will rejoin the JUI-F. The development comes two days after Sherani visited Fazlur at his residence; however, Sherani said politics was not discussed during the meeting. (Saleem Shahid, “Sherani’s suggestions for reconciliation with Fazl,” Dawn, 3 April 2021)

Aviation Minister faces flak, Opposition calls on PM to answer questions
On 2 April, the opposition accused the Aviation Minister of maligning the reputation of the PIA and Pakistani pilots. After he said that the PIA would not be privatised, he touched upon the issue of fake qualifications. He said, “I say with full responsibility action had been taken against 82 PIA pilots for having bogus degrees.” He added, “of 262 Pakistani pilots serving in different airlines had been investigated on suspicion of having fake degrees while 82 of them were found guilty of possessing bogus documents.” (Muhammad Anis, “Aviation minister mishandled pilots’ degree issue, NA told,” The News International, 3 March 2021) Following these revelations, the Opposition demanded that the PM answer the queries of the lawmakers in the National Assembly. Referring to Imran Khan opening phone lines for people to call him, some opposition members said, “If he [PM] takes a few phone calls of his choice, it will be good for his political mileage but not for the betterment of the people. The PM has turned this house redundant.” (“Opposition wants PM to answer queries in NA,” Dawn, 3 April 2021)

PROVINCES
Families of missing persons stage sit-in
On 2 April, families of Shia missing persons staged a sit-in outside the Mehfil Shah-i-Khorasan mosque in Karachi. They said they would not end the sit-in until their relatives were recovered. The protesters included religious leaders and officials from the Joint Action Committee for Missing Persons. They opined that if the missing persons had been involved in any crime, they should be brought to justice, instead of being forcefully taken, “with their families not even knowing whether they were dead or alive.” (Shazia Hasan, “Families of ‘missing persons’ narrate ordeal at protest sit-in,” Dawn, 3 April 2021)

ECONOMY
Exports cross USD two billion mark for sixth consecutive month
On 3 April, The Express Tribune reported that Pakistan’s exports had crossed the USD two billion mark for the sixth consecutive month in March. The data also shows that the exports increased by 13.4 per cent to USD 2,345 million in March from USD 2,068 million in February. The above figures were drawn from the provisional (pre-PBS) figures and discussed with the Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment. (“Exports over $2b for sixth successive month,” The Express Tribune, 3 April 2021)

EXTERNAL
Pakistan in UK’s red list of travel restrictions; Planning Minister questions decision
On 3 March (today), Planning Minister Asad Umar tweeted whether the UK’s decision to include Pakistan on the red list of travel restrictions citing COVID-19 cases, was “based on science or foreign policy.” Asad also  shared a letter by a British MP who also questioned the decision, reasoning that “France, Germany and India have a substantially higher number of infection per 100,000” in the last week. He also said that the South Africa variant is a bigger problem in the above three countries than in Pakistan and therefore, asks why the K government did not extend the ban to these countries. (“Asad Umar questions UK’s decision to add Pakistan on ‘red list’ of travel restrictions,” The Express Tribune, 3 April 2021)

 
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An opinion in Dawn says that being Hammad Azhar has not been easy this week, arguing that he "did not deserve this confusion on the first day of his new job." However, it says that now that "the prime minister has taken the bold decision to entrust him with this huge responsibility, he needs to stand fully behind him."

An opinion in The Express Tribune says that Gilani’s appointment as Senate opposition leader has disarrayed the opposition. However, it says that "the PPP is not entirely to be blamed for the internal division within the opposition camp," arguing that "political analysts must subject the PML-N to equal culpability for the current state of paralysis within the PDM."
 


"The education systems in Pakistan, have yet to incorporate even the most basic, widely available learning technologies...Technology presents opportunities for countries like Pakistan to deliver learning in new and personalised ways, which could change the costly, time-consuming traditional role of teachers and facilitate a blended learning experience."
-An opinion in The Express Tribune on 'STEM — the way out of the rut'

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