What happened on January 13, 2022 could well change the country's history. The Dear Leader has been living under the delusion that he's the most popular person in Pakistan, that there is no inflation or law and order problem and that his ministers would continue worshiping him. He must have been shocked when his Defence Minister Parvez Khattak suddenly told him in the presence of his ministers and party workers that unless KP's demands for gas are met, he would not vote for Imran Khan. The Great Khan reacted in typical fashion. Saying that he did now own any mall or factory (like Khattak), he would not submit to blackmail. Another surprise, he said if those present were not satisfied with his performance, they could select someone else as their leader. With that, he rose to leave the meeting, but was persuaded to remain by his alarmed sycophants. The Defence Minister left the room, but returned after some time, claiming that he had gone out only for a smoke. But the damage has been done. IK will no longer command the respect he once did and it's only a matter of time before he faces open rebellion in his party.

As if this wasn't enough, another ruling party lawmaker from KP (Noor Alam Khan)  "assailed the government on the floor of the National Assembly for “ignoring” Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and demanded that top cabinet members’ — including the PM himself — be placed on the Exit Control List (ECL)" (DAWN). Now this is unprecedented. Accusing the leader himself of incompetence is bad enough, but demanding that Imran Khan and his cabinet ministers should not be allowed to travel outside the country is the limit. It should be interesting to see IK's reaction. If he remains silent, his goose is cooked. If he retaliates and expels this rebel from the party, he faces the danger of others resigning and he will no longer be the prime minister. Whatever happens, he and his ministers can no longer claim that all is well in the country, there is no inflation, Pakistan is the cheapest country in the world, blah blah blah.