Implementing the philosophy of ‘an enemy’s enemy’s is a friend’, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) has now enlisted Mumtaz Bhutto, the chairman of Sindh National Front (SNF), as one of its members on Monday.
Known for being a bitter opponent of the Pakistan Peoples Party, especially President Asif Ali Zardari, Mumtaz Bhutto will make the formal announcement on May 9 in Ratodero, Larkana. Meanwhile, the Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) already joined PML-N on March 26 in Dadu.
He will be the third bigwig among the feudal politicians to have joined the party after Liaquat Ali Jatoi of AIT and Raheela Magsi. “We have made a three-point agreement with PML-N ,” said SNF’s general secretary, Ayub Shar, at a prèss conference on Monday. “We want to exorcise the people of Sindh from the ghost of the Peoples Party. The PML-N will sweep Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in the next elections.” The points included, governing the country in the light of Pakistan’s ideology, providing equal rights to all provinces and reviewing the National Finance Commission.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 24th, 2012.