Published Date: Aug 1, 2018
PTI needs to take all political forces on board: Experts
The would-be Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government led by Imran Khan needs to take all political parties on board to deal with the challenges facing the country including foreign policy dynamics in the region, political and economic instability and existing state of extremism, said senior analysist here on Monday
Speaking at a seminar on ‘Post-Election 2018 Political Developments’, organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), the political analysts said without engaging all political players on major policy issues, reforms and revival of the system could not be possible. Moreover, institutional conflicts need to be managed and all political parties should work together to strengthen the parliament.
Zahid Hussain, Senior Analyst said the people of Pakistan have voted in the third consecutive general elections on July 25th which enhanced the credibility of democratic system in Pakistan despite challenges. He said there has not been a single election in the history of Pakistan which went smooth without controversies.
Dr Abid Qayyum Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI said that the conduct of the general election 2018 itself is an historic and great news for the people of Pakistan. He said that this exercise is a positive step forward for evolution of democracy in the country. He said that though on poll day there were no major complaints but the slowed polling process was observed in various parts of the country.
Ambassador (retd) Shafqat KakaKhel, Chairperon of the Board of Governor (BoG) of SDPI, said that Imran Khan’s first speech on foreign policy front was a balanced speech and one cannot differ with the content of the speech. He said that Imran Khan’s desire for improved ties with neighbors, especially with Afghanistan and India, is a positive step forward for peace and prosperity in the region. He said that civil military relationship remained a major challenge for every democratic government throughout the history of Pakistan. Unless the forthcoming government led by PTI strengthens the institutions by engaging all political parties, the civil military relations would remain a slogan.