ISLAMABAD   -   Pakistan is currently struggling to get $30 billion for the rehabilitation of over 33 million directly flood-affected people due to the merciless flood that swept away homes, crops, bridges, roads, livestock, etc.

The climate crisis has inundated around a third of Pakistan, however, it could not drop the fast rising political temperature in the country.

Even the political point scoring between the PTI and the political leadership of PDM saw its peak when the flood water was causing destruction.

Though the flood water has begun to recede in submerged areas yet the ‘political war’ between the opposition and the government is touching its peak.

The country’s top court, in a disturbing political scenario, has come up with a suggestion for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf to rejoin the parliament, as the country may not afford conducting bye-polls on 123 NA seats in the current economic crisis.

The en-masse resignations submitted by the PTI’s MNAs, over five month ago, have created a difficult situation for its political opponents currently enjoying treasury benches.

The PTI lawmakers have not been exercising this political move of leaving the parliament by tendering en-bloc resignations. In the previous episode, the PTI’s lawmakers after ending their 126 days long protest had opted to rejoin the parliament.

The patience of then Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq would also be written in parliamentary history as he had to face a question by the media for not accepting the resignations.

National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has also been facing the same situation but he had accepted resignations of eleven MNAs but did not share his mind over the rest of the submitted resignations.

It seems from the recent political statement of PTI’s Chief Imran Khan that the party has seriously started contemplating over rejoining the parliament.

Imran Khan has conditionally accepted to rejoin the parliament if the government decides to investigate the cipher from Pakistan’s ambassador in Washington containing comments regarding the vote of no-confidence against him.

The cipher, based on the then-envoy Asad Majeed’s meeting with US Assistant Secretary of State for Central and South Asia, is the main allegation of Imran Khan that his ouster as Prime Minister was part of a foreign conspiracy.

This conditional return is a first different political statement in this regard for his opponents as in the last five months Imran Khan had not hinted at rejoining the parliament rather demanded fresh polls, viewed by political and constitutional experts. “What if the government accepts to start investigating the cipher from Pakistan’s ambassador in Washington...Will he [Imran Khan] accept the probe,” they commented.

The new statement of PTI’s chief Imran Khan for rejoining the parliament has created ripples in the political arena. Some of the senior party members had a number of times dropped a suggestion before Imran Khan to start playing a role in the parliament. They had suggested that the role of opposition would be important in the coming future.

Talking to this newspaper, PTI’s senior member Shireen Mazari commented that it was still unlikely to rejoin the parliament. “That’s all I have to say...It is unlikely to rejoin the parliament,” she commented.

Political gurus viewed that the role of President Arif Alvi in the coming days would be important in this regard. The President had already been making efforts for reconciliation.

MQM-P, in 2015, had also left the parliament but later with the efforts of political parties rejoined and started playing their role in the parliament.