Tribune Take: Nawaz Sharif's Karachi visit has little political significance

The PML-N chief focused on meeting business leaders to activate voters, secure financing for his election campaign.

Mahawish Rezvi December 20, 2011

In today’s episode of the Tribune Take we take a look at Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif's visit to Karachi.

Gibran Peshimam, News Editor – The Express Tribune, says that Sharif’s Karachi visit has little political significance as he has focused more on meeting business leaders. He says the business community plays a major role in financing election campaigns and activating the labour force in their Punjab based factories, and this is what Sharif is looking to do.

He says Sharif might feel that elections might happen sooner than possible, giving the impression that he knows something others do not.

Peshimam says Sharif's trip is not correlated with the planned Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) rally in Karachi on December 25, 2011. He says while the PML-N will have no electoral significance in Karachi, PTI may be able to pick some seats in Pakhtun dominated areas of the city.

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Hamza | 10 years ago | Reply

typical anti pakistan analysis, by liberals who cant see past ethnicity

Dr.Tahir | 10 years ago | Reply

Nawaz sharif is the only hope for Pakistan in present circumastances.

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