Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Imran Khan strives to make our country a better place for all citizens despite their status. This vision to bring equality and unity among the nation, enforced the Prime Minister to take a lot of challenges, which he was not even anticipating before holding the seat of PM. But after holding this responsible, he realized that there are numerous political ambiguities and backlogs which cannot be rectified overnight. The nation is expected a revolutionary change with this new governance but the truth is that the government was so not prepared for this sort of economic turbulence and mismanagement in the entire system.
In the year 2021, Pakistan has faced certain 5 biggest Challenges that are needed to be addressed and resolved, it’s the responsibility of our current government of PTI to ensure the public of Pakistan that they are competent enough to cope up with these dark times.
- Pakistan is indeed at risk of complete economical failure. Imran Khan is striving to change this situation but several barriers that are a great threat to our economy keep dragging the entire progress to point of initiation. We need financially stable growth, and to do so, the government needs to focus more on trade and tourism. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 has created a major backlog in the pre-planned road map for a successful trade and tourism in 2021. Apart from these two potential uplifters for Pakistan’s Economy, another factor is foreign remittance which has dropped significantly due to Covid-19 worldwide. Going forward, the government has decided to flourish the tourism industry in Pakistan as it has the potential to generate 16 million USD by the end of 2022 if goes as per plan. Moreover, the wheel of the economy depends on a country’s trade sector. Fortunately, Afghanistan has shown a green flag to Pakistan on import and export in entire Central Asia, a promising move for economic prosperity for both countries.
- The Mismanagement in the entire system. Pakistan is already facing a lot of discrepancies and cannot afford to shut down its industrial cycle as we need to stabilize the system. Pakistan has decentralization in the system and because of this segregation, it gave a lot of damage to the country. All the government departments should now work in harmony to create better accountability across the board. PM Imran Khan in 2021, needs to take action against corruption mafia and below the table shenanigans, which is keep on negating all the well-made policies of Mr. Khan. Another issue is the provincial government and their distinctive customs and duties, their stubbornness and adherence to the old policies and political agendas are kept on putting the country at risk of intra-political war.
- The neighboring countries of Pakistan are also threatened and have a greater risk involved in making self-centric decisions, that is why Pakistan always needs to be more careful when picking sides, especially when it comes to China, India, and Afghanistan. The recent event in the Afghan Taliban take over is both threat and an opportunity for Pakistan. For the last 4 decades, terrorism did rule over Afghanistan, and Pakistan was being accused as the fare heaven of terrorism because General Musharraf gave citizenship to so many afghan migrants. In this expedition, a lot of degenerated people come over to our land and started their shady businesses and killed innocent people in the name of Islam, terrorism got spread all over the country. Now in 2021, Pakistan needs to be more careful when making agreements with the Afghan-Taliban government and avoid past mistakes. The Pak Afghan Parliamentary Friendship Group has initiated a positive move, where leaders could engage. It must be upgraded, expanded, and turns out to be the view of the national security and trade dimensions of the Pakistan-Afghanistan relationship.
- “Pakistan has new challenges and the biggest challenge is food security,” said, Imran Khan. Mr. Prime Minister addressed the nation and shared few statistics about the children’s health and growth of Pakistan, that around 40% of our kids don’t reach their proper height, get required nutrients and other bodily essentials. That is because of poverty and scarcity of resources in Pakistan. The day-to-day usable household commodities are getting expensive, people are lacking buying power to afford them, making the distribution of resources unequal that only the upper-middle and elite class could afford these luxuries of having a proper 3 times nutritious meal for the whole family. Unemployment has been raised over the past few years and in 2020-2021, it reached the tipping point, making people frustrated and as a result, the crime rate increased exponentially in the country. Prime Minister Imran Khan is facing the devastating challenge of controlling the crime rate and providing employment opportunities to all the unemployed. A new government program has been launched to control this situation called Kamiyab Jawan, aiming to give an entrepreneurial elevation to ambitious youth.
- Pakistan is going to face a water shortage by 2025, the situation today is quite challenging and alarming for the entire nation as only 38% of the population is privileged enough to get an undisrupted water supply. The biggest reason to worry is that our country could face complete scarcity in coming years if we do not take the current depletion of water levels in our rivers and underneath the earth seriously, this will affect our lifestyle terribly in near future. Prime Minister has advised the general public to save water, try not to use excessive amount so we can together slower down this process of water scarcity in our Country, this will not only be beneficial for us but our coming generations too.
Pakistan is a land of opportunities, we have been dealing with corruption, political instability, scarcity of resources, and terrorism. All these challenges have dragged our country over the years and it’s the biggest reason that we are still an underdeveloped country. Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision to make New Pakistan is indeed a revolutionary vision to be, but this won’t be possible until we all as a nation strive to contribute and commit to the growth and development of Pakistan.