According to government insiders, the attempted murder of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has not only exacerbated the country's unrest but also created new strategic considerations for India, including the nation's political stability and the future of its all-powerful military and intelligence establishment.
The Ministry of External Affairs stated that the Center is closely monitoring the situation in Pakistan after former prime minister Imran Khan was shot at during a rally in Gujranwala, Wazirabad, on Thursday night. While Pakistan's army attempts to control the internal chaos, providing a respite from hostilities on the border areas for India, New Delhi is also closely monitoring the "very critical" internal law and order situation in the country.
Multiple regional news outlets claimed that Khan's receiving camp in the town of Gujranwala had been shot at. Khan was wounded in the leg while leading a protest march into Islamabad, despite reports that he was not in danger, it has been recorded that "A recent development has occurred”. MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi commented on the situation by saying, "We're actively monitoring and we'll continue to follow ongoing developments.”
Suspicions on Bajwa
An official who asked to remain anonymous claimed that information that has reached New Delhi indicates that the internal conflict inside the Pakistani army has "seriously undermined its structure" and that General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the army's head, is actively engaged in putting out fires. After serving a second three-year term as army chief, General Bajwa is set to retire on November 29. However, he may not give up his position of authority just yet, him. "Recent demonstrations against the army are unprecedented. The army is attempting to rule the nation, and given the current situation, Bajwa may also do so."
‘We can breathe easily for some time’
He claims that Pakistan's political and military unrest is "excellent news" for India because it will allow the country to "breathe easy" for a while. "Pakistan must address its challenges and divisions, both on the political and military levels. Due to the economic hardship there, both are taking a bad turn. As for us, we can temporarily relax because they will be preoccupied with their difficulties, "explained the representative in charge of Pakistani affairs. Another source stated that reports that have reached Delhi also show the deepening division within Pakistan following the assault on Imran Khan.
According to an assessment by Indian security services.The attack's location in the Punjab province, where Mr Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is the ruling party, and the presence of the province's Home Minister on the truck have prompted concerns about it, Although supari (contract killing) is not new in Pakistan, questions are being raised about the type of arrangements that were made, according to a top government official. He claims that Mr. Khan's popularity has skyrocketed as a result of the incident.
Imrans’s aspirations for power
Imran Khan's aspiration for power has affected the ongoing politics of pakistan.Imran has grown to be a significant threat to the status quo, and he will triumph if elections are held soon and go smoothly, according to him. The person also explained the rationale for Imran Khan's decision to use mass mobilisation as a show of force against the Pakistani establishment, effectively paralysing it and maybe engineering its collapse.
"Everyone in Pakistan is aware that Imran planned to install his mentee Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed as the new army chief. He is now the corps commander in Bahawalpur. Imran will, regrettably, be retiring on April 30 of the next year, the officer noted.
The senior-most candidate and current Quarter Master General at the GHQ, Lt Gen Asim Munir, according to Indian authorities in charge of the Pakistan desk, stands the highest chance of succeeding General Bajwa as head of the armed forces if he chose to stay in that position.
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