It is no secret that the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has utilised military powers in the past in order to excel at his field in the political playground in Pakistan.
It has become fact, more so than fiction.
However, this is a fact which is difficult to stomach for the Prime Minister. This is evident from his many attempts to distance himself from this reality, dismissing them as mere allegations. However, earlier this week, after an alarming defeat sounding in for his PTI party in parliament, he has turned to those he trusts most — namely Pakistani army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, as well as the head of the military’s spy arm, Bloomberg reports.
172 legislators must support Khan in his effort to retain his position as the country’s Prime Minister in a vote of confidence due to take place today, Sunday the 7th of March. To ensure this happens, the military’s spy wing is due to keep track of lawmakers in parliament, according to those with this knowledge within the military, who have been kept anonymous as per their requests to the media.
It is obvious that the Pakistani military does not want to lose their grip on the country any time soon—they’ve been doing so since the country’s foundation. What happens today will be crucial for the next few months of the nation’s political scene.