Netizens are comparing Pakistan to an international Brand ‘Banana Republic’. In Political Sciences, Banana Republic is a term used for a state where capitalism prevails. It is referred to as a nation where there is political and economic instability, where no rule prevails.
In wake of Pakistan’s economic crisis, surging inflation, declining natural resources, and political unrest, the situation seems to be like living in a Banana Republic state. Pakistani citizens can’t help but compare the nation to international clothing line ‘Banana Republic’ for the literal meaning of the brand’s name is true for situation of Pakistan.
In recent interviews, Former Prime Minister Imran Khan also called Pakistan as Banana Republic for no rule and law prevails here. The prices for basic life necessities keeps on increasing that it is difficult for an average man to afford them.
Is Pakistan truly a Banana Republic or a Democratic state seems to be a debate now.