While the game may have not gone the way Nawaz Sharif hoped in 2011, the PML-N chief has not missed any opportunity to play his role as active and vocal opposition to the PPP-led government, and more recently, the emerging PTI threat. Additionally, a military-wary Nawaz has also played a key role in criticizing the establishment during the year.
Along with these verbal/back room battles and staying in constant preparation for the elections, the battle for Punjab has also been a tough one fought by Sharif along with his brother Shahbaz.
The upcoming election year will prove whether their stronghold remains in their grip.
Quote of the year: “Those talking about change should come into power first” – Nawaz Sharif