Amidst searing violence, PML-N team dashes to Karachi

The 8-member team will remove intra-party differences in Sindh chapter.


Abdul Manan August 24, 2011

LAHORE: Alarmed by the searing violence in Karachi and infighting in the Sindh chapter of the party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has rushed an eight-member delegation to the financial capital of the country, The Express Tribune has learnt.

“The delegation will meet with the PML-N leaders from Sindh on Tuesday night and the provincial chief minister, Qaim Ali Shah, on Wednesday,” PML-N’s information secretary Mushahidullah Khan told The Express Tribune. Later, they will be joined by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz, who is due in Karachi on Friday. Sharif is likely to meet with the leaders of the business community and some senior political figures.

The PML-N delegation includes Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Mehtab Khan Abbasi, Abdul Qadir Balooch, Sardar Yaqoob Nasir and Perveiz Malik. They will also meet Governor Ishratul Ebad, business community leaders and civil society members to discuss the ongoing spate of violence in the city.

Sources said that the delegation will first try to establish a communication channel with those parties which it has thus far been reluctant to cajole for a political alliance. And if succeeded, the delegation would give nod to the younger Sharif to join them for high-level negotiations in Karachi.

After finding itself isolated following calculated political moves by the PPP leadership, the PML-N has apparently decided to reach out to other parties. And as part of this move, sources said, the PML-N delegation will also meet with the seer politician Pir Pagara, who is also the head of Pakistan Muslim League-Functional.

The delegation will also try to address intra-party differences in the Sindh chapter of PML-N and win over Ghous Ali Shah, a senior vice president of the party in the province.  “The delegation is likely to stay in Karachi for one week. And this could be a turning point in the country’s politics,” sources added.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 24th,  2011.

COMMENTS (5)

AN | 10 years ago | Reply

@hashmi85

Bro! I like Imran Khan too but let's accept the fact that his party is nothing more than one man party. I wanted to try MQM at one point as well but i realized after the killings in Karachi that i better stick to PML-N. Less evil is better than criminal parties like PPP, MQM and ANP. They have shown their true face. I will never like to see them in Punjab.

hashmi85 | 10 years ago | Reply @Omer Ahmed: Yea PML-N is experienced in corruption and looting the assets of Pakistan. Infact almost all political parties are. And get your figures right bro, crime rate has been constantly on the rise in Punjab for the past 4,5 years.. I'm optimistic about the future of Pakistan but not about the future of PML-N and never ever in the near future any political party will be able to get a 2/3rd majority in the parliament keeping the current political situation in mind. And just give me any example from the past how these Sharif Brothers steered our country out of crisis in the past or how are they going to do it in future?, if they get a chance which most of the people wish they won't. Besides that Sharifs have never been sincere to karachi or sindh and balochistan.. PML-N has always been a Punjabi party not a National party, you can check the facts bro :) People are fed up of these political parties and want change.. ONLY IMRAN KHAN IS THE LAST HOPE OF OUR COUNTRY... He is Honest and not corrupt atleast and that's all we need at the moment...
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