Islamabad – Imran Khan, a former Pakistani prime minister, urged his countrymen on Monday to avoid a situation akin to that in Myanmar, saying that Pakistan is at a turning point where it can either become Burma or resist like Turkey.
“We are currently at a crossroads in our constitutional history where we can either resemble Turkiye or resemble Burma. Each person must decide whether they support the Constitution, the Rule of Law, and democracy, as does PTI, or a corrupt mafia, the law of the jungle, and fascism “The politician who played cricket posted on Twitter.
The leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), who is facing corruption accusations and criticism from the federal government led by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, was making a reference to the military’s obvious involvement in political decisions. (SEE ALSO: General Bajwa of Pakistan desired to mend fences with India? Imran Khan claims…”
The nation, according to the former prime minister, is at a crossroads where it can either follow Turkey, which defeated a military coup attempt in July 2016, or it might become another military-controlled nation like Myanmar.
Junta rule in Myanmar
When the top commanders of the Southeast Asian nation’s junta conducted a putsch in February 2021, imprisoning Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s then-state counsellor (equal to prime minister), Myanmar, which had been under authoritarian military rule for several decades, returned to the junta. She was found guilty of various corruption-related offences and is currently incarcerated. (READ ALSO: Aung San Suu Kyi’s prison sentence was increased to 26 years)
Military revolution attempt in Turkey failed
The fourth coup attempt in the nation’s political history since 1960 began on July 15, 2016, when a section of the Turkish military started a planned operation in several important towns with the goal of toppling the government and ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But the people fought, and in a matter of hours, they put an end to the coup attempt with the help of police and troops who were loyal.