As a result of the increasing pressure from the International Monetary Fund which is one of the most magnificent donors known to provide funds to various countries to make their economies survive, the Pakistan Cabinet finally resigned recently. IMF or International Monetary Fund has been continuously pressurizing the PPP-led Pakistani government since long ago to downsize its cabinet size at the earliest so that the government expenses can be reduced considerably. Apart from the International Monetary Fund, there was an equally strong pressure and stress coming from the main opposition party, the PML (N), to cut short the size of the ruling cabinet which could be a powerful effort to counter widespread corruption across the nation.
The Eighteenth Amendment which was recently passed also had it that the size of the cabinet should be as short as possible with a vision of reducing the government expenses at a time when it found itself in difficult straits.
Finally, the voice of these struggling bodies has been heard by the Pakistani President Asif Zardari who at last instructed Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to demand resignation from the members of the cabinet. The new cabinet of the country is yet to be announced.
Government of Pakistan has developed an overall image of being corrupt at roots and inefficient in governance. In fact, the top dignity of the PPP which is the current ruling party of Pakistan, President Mr. Asif Zardari, is the most hated figure across Pakistan. This is because of his government being accused with numerous charges of corruption.
Considering the present image of the Pakistani government, it can be predicted that if there is a re-election in Pakistan in near future, results will be in favor of PML (N) which is highly unwanted to both the Pakistani army and the United States of America, whose massive aid sustains the economy of the country. It is believed by many that if the PML (N) government comes to power in Pakistan it would have adverse impact on both Pakistan and the world. It is feared that the victory of this party would embolden the extremist forces which would be disastrous not only for Pakistan but also the entire glob.
The cutting short of the cabinet size and able governance might be the last chance for the PPP government to brighten up its image in the country, failing to which, it might have to go off power. The entire world is focusing on this initiative and hoping for the best possible results.