The whole pakistan is being punished for the rigged elections of 2018 , for three years now the inflation is in double figures. Sugar and flour prices are skyrocketing everyday. Electricity is extremely expensive and so is gas price.
Compare that to PMLNs 5 years , when PMLN left the inflation was below 5 percent and dollar was 115. All the drama was created to oust PMLN as it was not allowing any space to army in politics and political decision making any more. Pakistan was moving towards a true democracy where Army is not the king but alas the judiciary and Army ousted the only true leader Pakistan had.
He is still strong and even without taking part in elections his party will sweep the next elections.