KARACHI: The Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F), which has had strained ties with the ruling Pakistani Peoples Party, hinted on Saturday that a discord at the local level prevented reconciliation, Express News reported on Saturday.
Speaking at Jam Madad Ali iftar-dinner, PML-F chief Pir Pagara said that there were not a lot of differences with the PPP, but promises made by President Asif Ali Zardari are not always implemented by his party’s local leadership.
The Pir Pagara’s party has been making strides on the political in recent months front with a number of allegiances and influential politicians of Sindh joining their ranks. The PML-F has now emerged as a serious contender for the next elections. Pir Pagara added that previously they only had the Jatoi and the Maher clans with him, but now some form the PPP and from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, a major partner of the PPP in Sindh and National assemblies have also allied with the PML-F.
He added that the incumbent Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf was intrinsically a PML worker.
More of the same next turn
In a sordid prediction for those hedging on change in the next general elections, PML-F chief Pir Pagara predicted that it will be a difficult task to hold elections, but if the country did manage to go through with them, then they will be greeted with more or less a similar set up on show in the parliament today.
He said that one Prime Minister has already been sent home and no new law will be introduced to protect a second prime minister from being sent home, ensuring a repeat of what befall Yousaf Raza Gilani.
“Not only Prime Ministers, we all are guests too,” he remarked.