Surprises for Nawaz Sharif, PML-N in Sindh: Pervaiz Elahi

Says alliance between PPP, PML-Q remain strong, united in Sindh.

Sunara Nizami July 27, 2012

KARACHI: Quelling rumors of the alliance between Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) being on shaky ground because of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N), PML-Q leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Friday stated that Nawaz Sharif and his party will “get surprises in Sindh”.

Addressing the media after a meeting between PML-Q leaders and Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Pervaiz Elahi was answering a question posed by journalists regarding claims that PML-N was going to Sindh and had, to an extent, broken down the local leadership.

Elahi reiterated that both parties remained united in Sindh, adding that talks for seat readjustments were underway.

Qaim Ali Shah, answering queries on whether the alliance faced any danger in the form of PML-N or not, said, “We don’t overestimate ourselves, but we don’t underestimate ourselves either.”

He added that the politics of the party and the leadership were the reason why Nawaz Sharif went to places in Sindh where one “need not go”.

“He has approached non-entity people and those who criticised him a lot, the nationalists, asking them to join him,” he said, adding that these people had never even won a single seat.

“He is trying but, thanks to God, he still does not have a seat, even in the assembly, and none of our party members have joined him,” said the Sindh chief minister.

He said that Nawaz was approaching people “who had left his party earlier, who have cases registered against them and those who have always been disagreeing with us since the beginning like Mumtaz Bhutto”.

On PML-N making alliances with nationalists, Shah said that some of them totally disagree with the constitution, and these were the people Nawaz Sharif was recruiting.

Refusing to comment on PPP’s cases in the courts, Shah said that it was a matter of the federal government and since these matters were sub-judice, they should not be commented on but said that the Sindh government was supportive of the party.

Shah said that talks with Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) were underway and progress had been made on issues that were not being sorted out earlier. “We hope to reach an understanding soon,” he said.

Answering questions related to local body elections, Shah said that after general elections, which would take place in seven to eight months, the elected governments would hold local body elections as per the constitution.


U | 10 years ago | Reply

@Mohd Butt:

In real democracies politics is run on Charity (also known as fund raising). It is a problem when you INVEST your own money in a campaign. Because then you want a return on that investment. Pakistanis who believe that they can bring a change with their past voting practices are really misguided. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. I do not doubt your intentions and love for Pakistan, but if one method (electing current parties) and military rule did not work try a different approach. Unless you think that Pakistan is perfect, because if there is nothing wrong then we do not have to change anything.

Mohd Butt | 10 years ago | Reply

@U: IK had a lost identity, 17 years, don't know what to do, ha he now founded his identify, the wife he claimed embraced Islam, had not, children he have are under guidance of whom, raising under which religion, and in England, he himself said on the capital talk, if he was not in politics he will not live in pakistan, and how he could be my leader of change in Pakistan? Bring your kinds in Pakistan live like us, and stop politics on charity, the excellent examples you gave on which he fits in? Non of them, Your wish is admirable but not your action, he is simply not what he make you believe. And I fee sorry that so many nice young, energetic wishful Pakistani are misguided. Love you all.

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