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05 April 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No.95

PDM issues show-cause notice to PPP and ANP



The PDM's show cause notice to the PPP and Bilawal's statement, Imran Khan's address to the nation, and a suspected targeted attack on an ATC judge and his family.

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PR Editorial, 5 April 2021
4 April and the PPP: Still fighting alone?
In 1979, on 4 April, the Zia-ul-Haq regime hanged Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the founder of the PPP and the first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan. Yesterday in Larkana, addressing a gathering to observe the death anniversary of the party's founder and his grandfather, Bilawal Bhutto observed that the "PPP is not only ready to do opposition along with other parties but is also prepared to fight alone, as the party is sure that the 'selected' government will be sent packing."

Undoubtedly, ever since it was founded by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in 1967, the PPP has been fighting alone despite occasional alliances. Perhaps, as a third-generation leader of the PPP and the fourth Chairman of the party, Bilawal should try to find answers for why the party has been fighting alone, and what he can do about it.

During Zulfikar's period, in the initial years, the PPP was acceptable to everyone (minus East Pakistan). Zulfikar had a charm that attracted people to the party across the ethnic communities and provincial boundaries. Until that fateful election in 1977, the party had a better equation with the Establishment. By 1979, that had changed. 

In the next two decades, the party's ubiquitous presence across the provinces also has diminished. When Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in 2007, four decades after its founding, the party has changed considerably. Zardari, to his credit kept the party intact; but, he never had the charm of Zulfikar or Benazir to take the party across the provincial and ethnic boundaries outside Sindh. However, he was a better politician, kept the party together, and created history in Pakistan by ensuring the PPP completed its term. The first time, a party could do, since independence. No small achievement.

Enter Bilawal. He neither has the charm of his mother nor the politics of his father. With Zardari not getting any younger, he has to build his own team within the party. And he has to build a coalition outside Sindh. The PDM posed an opportunity, but now it is shrinking. He has to build a working relationship with the Establishment. Can he afford to fight alone?
 
In Focus
PDM issues show-cause notice to PPP and ANP
Bilawal says PPP can take on the govt alone

On 5 April, the PML-N secretary-general stated that the alliance has served show-cause notices to the PPP and the ANP. The secretary-general said, “The notices have been sent on WhatsApp. Hard copies will be handed over during today's Senate session.” The details of the same have not been made public, however, both parties are not bound to keep it confidential. (Javed Hussain, “PDM issues show cause notices to PPP, ANP as opposition split widens,” Dawn, 5 April 2021)

PPP can take on govt alone, says Bilawal
On 4 April, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari announced that the PPP is prepared to fight against the ‘selected’ government even if it did not have the support of other opposition parties. He said, “PPP is not only ready to do opposition along with other parties but is also prepared to fight alone, as the party is sure that the ‘selected’ government will be sent packing,” adding, “We will hold the government accountable for price hike, unemployment, for usurping your [people’s] economic, democratic and constitutional rights. We will also make them answerable for the PTI-IMF deal.” (M.B. Kalhoro, “PPP can take on govt alone, says Bilawal,” Dawn, 5 April 2021)

PPP and PML-N changing politics would ultimately benefit PTI, says Rashid
On 4 April, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said that differences between PPP and PML-N would ultimately benefit the PTI, adding that the opposition was not a threat to the government. (M.B. Kalhoro, “Differences between PPP, PML-N to benefit PTI, says Rashid,” Dawn, 5 April 2021)

 
PM seeks public support to overcome corruption, inflation and pandemic
Says he cannot tackle these issues alone
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On 4 April, PM Imran Khan asked the public to lend their support to overcome corruption, inflation, Covid-19 pandemic and increasing obscenity in society saying, “Imran Khan alone cannot tackle these problems and needs public support to overcome them.” He also assured the people that he would not take any decision that will be against the interests of the country, including trade with India and IMF conditions.

On Inflation 
While addressing the issue of inflation he said, “Mafias are sitting here. There are bookies in sugar trade. For the first time in the country’s history, we are going after them,” adding that the FIA has been tasked with investigating the sugar scam. 

On COVID-19
Regarding the pandemic, he said that as the country is grappling with the third wave he requested the nation to follow the SOPs saying, “We have so far been protecting our people; we are not imposing a lockdown [or] closing our factories. We are only imposing minor restrictions so that this wave doesn’t spread rapidly. But if this spreads, it will have a very negative impact and we will be forced to take steps.”

On corruption
About corruption, he said, “Imran Khan cannot fight it alone, the society carries on this fight and the judiciary fights it. The National Accountability Bureau, which is completely independent, can frame cases.”

On the IMF conditions
Concerning the IMF, PM Khan assured the nation that he would not take any decision that will be against the interests of the country. (Syed Irfan Raza, “PM seeks nation’s help to fight inflation, corruption,” Dawn, 5 April 2021) (Mumtaz Alvi, “Be patient till inflation is controlled, pleads PM,” The News International, 5 April 2021)

 

ATC Judge among four killed in alleged ‘targeted attack’ in KP 
Five suspects arrested

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On 4 April, a judge of a Swat anti-terrorism court (ATC) along with three others were shot dead near the Ambar Interchange in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A police official stated that the killing was allegedly a “targeted attack.” On 5 April, five suspects have been arrested after a joint operation team carried out an operation in Peshawar and Khyber. (“5 suspects arrested in connection with killing of ATC judge in KP,” Dawn, 5 April 2021) (“Swat ATC judge among four killed in 'targeted attack' near Ambar Interchange in KP,” Dawn, 4 April 2021)


In Brief
INTERNAL
Maryam responds to Imran’s claim that he goes to office to wage jihad against corruption
On 4 April, Maryam Nawaz referred to Imran Khan’s comment “that he goes to office daily to wage jihad (against corruption)” and asked, “You call flour theft, sugar theft, gas theft, vote theft, inflation tide, your incompetence and ineptness, jihad?” She alleged that Imran woke up to snatch food from the poor and medicine from the sick, to burden the people with electricity and gas bills, to target victims and to “get the people kidnapped in broad daylight.” (Amjad Mahmood, “Maryam chides PM for equating his office with jihad,” Dawn, 5 April 2021)

PROVINCES
Health officials postpone Balochistan’s anti-polio drive
On 5 April, Dawn reported that the anti-polio drive in Balochistan, scheduled to commence on the same day, had been postponed to 7 April. The decision was taken by the province’s health department because “health workers and other volunteers were not available due to the strike of the government employees” which had begun a week ago. This is the second time the anti-polio drive in Balochistan is being postponed, after it was previously scheduled to begin on 29 March. (“Anti-polio drive in Balochistan postponed,” Dawn, 5 April 2021)

Terrorist killed in raid, says ISPR
On 4 April, the ISPR announced that a terrorist had been killed during a raid in North Waziristan. According to the ISPR statement, the terrorist was active with the TTP in Dewagar and Kharseen areas, and has carried out “targeted killings, attacks on the security forces, extortion and planting IEDs.” Meanwhile, local people alleged that the security personnel were manhandling them and that locals had clashed with security personnel, causing injuries to both civilians and the forces. However, senior security officials denied these claims. (“Another terrorist shot dead in N. Waziristan,” Dawn, 5 April 2021)

PAKISTAN’S WORLD VIEW
If Saudi Arabia openly courts Israel, it would be betrayal of Palestinian cause, says editorial
An editorial in Dawn refers to the Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister’s latest statement on Israel wherein he said that having ties with Israel would benefit the region. The editorial is critical of this but outlines the commonalities between Saudi Arabia and Israel; they are “members of the US-led geopolitical bloc” and “share great animus towards Iran.” It highlights that it is, however, harder for Saudi Arabia to normalise ties with Israel because the former has Islam’s holiest sites. It concludes that as previous Arab countries have rushed to normalise ties with Israel, and in the process, ditched the Palestinian cause, Saudi Arabia courting Israel would also be seen as a betrayal of the same. (“Saudi FM on Israel,” Dawn, 5 April 2021)

Solution to children illegally crossing to the US lies in helping the countries, says editorial
An editorial in The News International, referring to the recent news on child immigrants in the US, says it is characteristic of a global crisis; however, the required attention is not given to it. The editorial describes the US policy towards immigrants as extremely hostile since the Trump administration. It outlines that though children should not be sent across to the US illegally, many South American families “believe this is their only hope to secure a better future for their children” and perhaps for their families. It is critical of some of the “barbaric measures” of the US and says that a true solution to the problem will include “providing more help to these countries so that their children are secure at home and don’t need to make dangerous journeys.” (“Children on the run,” The News International, 5 April 2021)

ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Auditor General to audit the Ten Billion Trees Tsunami Project
On 5 April, Dawn reported that the Ministry of Climate Change has agreed to have an audit of the Ten Billion Trees Tsunami Programme, by the Auditor General of Pakistan. The development came after the Ministry had previously rejected the idea and contested the minutes of the audit. However, the Joint Secretary Ministry of Climate Change said that the audit would be a regular one, and not a special audit. (Kashif Abbasi, “Ministry finally agrees on special audit of billion tree project,” Dawn, 5 April 2021)

ON CPEC
CPEC will expand to areas other than infrastructure, says Planning Minister 
On 4 April, Planning Minister Asad Umar said that the CPEC is on its way to enter an important phase as it will expand to areas other than infrastructure. He announced that the government had entered into an agreement with a Chinese firm, aimed at increasing foreign investment, and the “development and marketing of the Rashakai economic zone.” He said the basic necessities, including electricity, for the upcoming projects were being set up. (“CPEC entering important phase, says minister,” Dawn, 5 April 2021)

 
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Maleeha Lodhi in her opinion in Dawn says that the danger that misleading or false information poses to society has been grimly demonstrated during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, adding that how these dangers can be mitigated is an imposing challenge of our times. However, she argues regulating technology is one thing but it is uncivil human behaviour that really needs to change.
 


"Climate events have political implications because they shine a spotlight on states’ governance, efficiency of service delivery, and approach to infrastructure development...We already know that Pakistan is among the most climate-insecure nations on earth...For our political parties and establishment not to have meaningful environmental agendas is another sign of their short-sightedness."
-An opinion in Dawn on 'Exposed by climate'

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04 June 2020, Thursday, Vol 1, No.35

Imran receives a briefing at the ISI HQ

03 June 2020, Wednesday, Vol 1, No.34

Covid cases spike and Lahore becomes the epicentre

01 June 2020, Monday, Vol 1, No.32

Drivers of Karachi Violence

30 May 2020, Saturday, No 1, No.30

Gwadar port ready for the Afghan goods

29 May 2020, Friday, Vol 1, No.29

Pakistan remembers 28 May Nuclear Tests

24 May 2020, Sunday, Vol 1, No.24

Pakistan This Week

22 May 2020, Friday, Vol 1, No.22

The missing girls of Pakistan

21 May 2020, Thursday, Vol 1, No.21

Locusts threaten Pakistan's food security

17 May 2020, Sunday, Vol 1, No 17

Pakistan This Week

15 May 2020, Friday, Vol 1, No.15

Disregard for SOPs peaks Covid-19 cases

14 May 2020, Thursday, Vol 1, No 14

Violence in Afghanistan and the Media in Pakistan

12 May 2020, Tuesday, Vol 1, No 12

Smart Lockdown, SOPs vs Social Realities

9 May 2020, Saturday, Vol 1, No 9

Record COVID-19 spike in a single day;