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    Why are some Indians so worried about election in Pakistan?

    Today election is being held in Pakistan. The main contenders are Muslim League of Pakistan and Tehreek-e-Insaaf Party of Imran Khan. Pakistan People's Party is apparently not in a good position this time. But some Indian intellectuals and experts are very worried about the outcome of the election in Pakistan.

    I feel that we must not be expecting anything from any party of that country. Whichever party gets elected will have to maintain anti-India posture to satisfy the religious leaders and military bosses of that country. So, the country would continue its anti-India policy and nurturing of terrorists.

    So, why should Indians be worried about the outcome of Pakistani election?
  • #643238
    True. Indians need not worry about the outcome of the elections. It makes no difference. Such is the situation. The country is an anti-Indian country and any party will maintain the same stand. So we need not think that there will be any advantage to India with a particular party winning the elections. I don't even know who are all contesting also? Why some people are worried and show unnecessary concern for these elections. I don't find any reason for this.
    Probably out of their interest in politics irrespective of the country and their relationship with our country some people may be showing interest for these elections.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #643239
    It is not only the intellectuals or experts who keep a tag of the developments in our neighbouring country. Even the government and other political parties also keep a tag when elections take place in Pakistan. The conduct of the elections and the outcome is always watched by this side as is the case when the election is held in India. It is not a question of being worried but experts, intellectuals and the government is interested in knowing the outcome so as to gauge the possible betterment in bilateral relations or an escalation in disturbances. A change in the government (on either side) is most of the time looked forward positively irrespective of what the final results may be.
    'Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance'. - George Bernard Shaw.

  • #643251
    It is quite natural for the Government to keep a tag on the possible change in Government in the neighbouring countries including Pakistan. But, as citizens, we must not be unduly bothered. No political party in Pakistan will be friendly towards India.
    Non-violence is the greatest Dharma; So too is all righteous violence.

  • #643265
    Possibly we have a natural tendency to be inquisitive about what's going on in our neighboring country. Not that anybody has any high hopes of improvement or any radical transformation from them.
    Only day before, I was watching an Indian expert share his views on different political parties and leaders in Pakistan and the channel was showing a coverage of the election campaign. I was amazed and rather shocked at the kind and content of speeches that were being given to the public. They were talking about how India has taken water form Pakistan and if this party comes to power how they will be anti-India and so on.
    Nobody was talking about any development of any sort.

  • #643266
    #643251, being the citizens of a democratic country, we have got used to discussing and being concerned about anything that may have an effect on our country, directly or indirectly. Wasn't the common man involved in discussions during the Presidential election in the US? So, why be worried if we discuss elections in Pakistan?
    'Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance'. - George Bernard Shaw.

  • #643285
    The policy of the USA and the policy direction given by the POTUS can influence the economy of the country and the people of India in many ways. So, people of India can await the result of the Presidential election of the USA.

    But the policy of all Governments of Pakistan would be anti-India. So, there is no need for common people including the intellectuals to await the election result of Pakistan.

    Non-violence is the greatest Dharma; So too is all righteous violence.

  • #643288
    Why Indians are interested in Pakistan elections because, we are the immediate neighbors to them and by virtue of their past bad records, we want to have the toe of which leader is getting into power next time. Because Indian leadership wants to have good relations including with Pakistan. It was that country which is indulging in terror activities and sending army into our territories, otherwise we are not having problem with Pakistan. Nevertheless the new incumbent who may get elected among the three is going to be crucial for the better relations of India with that country.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #643291
    Mr. Mohan: In this thread, I have stated that whichever party comes to power, there would not be any friendly relation with India. So, why should we think about their election?
    Non-violence is the greatest Dharma; So too is all righteous violence.

  • #643296
    See it was your perception but on the wider note every new government wants to have good and best relations with neighbor and in notion I shared my views.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #643304
    Mr. Mohan: Pakistani military establishment and Pakistani religious establishment prosper due to their anti-India stance. These two establishments of Pakistan are much more powerful than democratic institutions. So, no Pakistani political party can be friendly with India.
    Non-violence is the greatest Dharma; So too is all righteous violence.

  • #643317
    At least three English channels were covering Pakistan election during the primetime programmes. Why so much interest?

    As expected, the Army-backed Tehreek-e-Insaaf party founded by Imran Khan has been leading comfortably over Pakistan Muslim League. PPP has not been in contention.

    Non-violence is the greatest Dharma; So too is all righteous violence.

  • #643318
    Because Imran Khan has not tasted the politics and power so far, people of that country might want a change and as you said when Army backs a party it wins and so Imran Khan slated to win.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #643413
    Imran Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaaf party backed by Pakistani Army has been the largest party after the declaration of the election result. Imran is going to be the Prime Minister. Immediately, the liberals have started singing his praise. They have forgotten Imran's comments on India (Ms. Dipti has mentioned some of these comments in her response at #643265).

    Are the liberals living in liberals' paradise?

    Non-violence is the greatest Dharma; So too is all righteous violence.

  • #643415
    Now Imran Khan has to take the help of Independent candidates to form the government and the great thing is that there is no formidable opposition , so he and the Pakistan Army would have free hand to decide matters of great interest and national security. During elections he might have commented against India, and when it comes to power and sitting on the seat of PM , his thinking line would be changed as we want to bring the thoughts and governance of Jinnah likes and that itself a different thought. Let us hope he gets in to the good books of India through his governance and deeds.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease


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