Pakistan’s ousted leader Imran Khan has begun mobilizing thousands Of people He had a Turkish president on the streets this week It has already been called Congratulations to Khan’s successor, Shehbaz Sharif.
Although the democratically elected Prime Minister of Pakistan did not survive the entire term of office, the vote of no-confidence in the lower house of parliament was not entirely surprising.
The Saudis and the Emirati Khan were eager to gain the upper hand … they were not interested in what was said to be a move to Iran.
Khan has been very active in Middle East affairs, making only two trips to the West during his four-year reign; The rest focused on the Middle East and Asia. Popular Middle East Writers Analysts supported him and denounced the parliamentary vote as a systemic change rather than a democratic one.
But the sheriff’s austerity will certainly please some parts of the Middle East, signaling a return to normalcy and a move away from Khan.
It is no secret that various Gulf rulers view Pakistani leaders as corrupt. WikiLeaks He exposed this blatant contempt in 2010, citing remarks by US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Adel al-Jubeir a few years ago that he was involved not only in Riyadh but also in Pakistani politics.
Investment and Trade
In recent years, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has expressed frustration with Pakistani rulers for withdrawing money from the Gulf, but said it would not spend money on issues such as the war in Yemen.
Similarly, the Kuwaiti media condemned Pakistan’s double standard, saying corrupt leaders would benefit greatly from the Gulf in return. Kuwait has banned Pakistanis from entering the country for more than a decade, ending last year.
Khan’s departure was initially welcomed in the Gulf, where the former cricket star became the country’s first honest leader and could be an equal partner. He was popular in the Arab media with regular interviews with channels such as Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya.
Saudi Arabia’s heir apparent Mohammed bin Salman has been invited by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to address the 2019 World Summit. Faith.
When Khan came to power, the Saudis brought not only aid but also investment and a large trading group to trade with Pakistan. Egypt brings first-ever business delegation to Islamabad
But while the Saudis and Emirati Khan welcomed him as a keynote speaker and anti-corruption campaigner, they did not care much about what he was supposed to do in Iran. The Saudis were outraged by Khan’s attempts to establish an Islamic state with Malaysians, Iranians and Turks, and barred him from attending a controversial summit in late 2019.
The Khan administration was unhappy with the Gulf states’ silence on Kashmir and Palestine. Palestinian journalist Abdel Bari Atwan writes about Pakistan’s role in the Arab world Tweet He spoke in support of the US Alliance, but said that maintaining some independence was not the answer.
The downfall of Pakistan’s populist prime minister, Imran Khan Ado
Read more »
Atwan likened Khan’s ouster to a US-led coup in the Arab world. At the same time, commentator Sharmin Narwani came out By supporting Khan And he condemned violence. Led by the US Intervention in the region.
In Dubai, United Arab Emirates last weekend My rare protest allowed Opposing the removal of Khan. Even the Muslim Brotherhood has come to the defense of Khan with some. Comparing Compassionate Ones Until the ouster of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.
In the end, Khan’s popularity – both in Pakistan and in the Middle East – could not be compensated for by his lack of experience in international affairs. Choosing the current situation, Middle Eastern rulers are returning to the pre-revolutionary coalition, and the Sharif family fits into this role. The Saudis have always regarded the sheriffs as “horses,” and they can easily rest on their laurels, knowing that there is no revolutionary movement in the Islamic State or any connection with Iran.
The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the Middle East’s editorial policy.