BAHAWALPUR: The popularity of leading political parties of the country appears to be declining as many are left with disappointment and dejection, according to a survey carried out by The Express Tribune in Bahawalpur.
According to the survey, a majority of people believe that Pakistan Mulsim League – Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is functioning with an agenda based on wealth and conspiracies.
They claimed that PPP Bahawalpur has had no contact even with its workers leaving way for discouragement.
According to the survey, some alleged a number of local PPP leaders including Malik Habibullah Bhutta and Safdar Shahbaz have started to establish new links with the Bahawalpur Province movement forces – a clear proof of the care-free attitude of the local, provincial and central PPP leadership.
PML-N Bahawalpur also appeared to be at the disapproving end of the survey. The recent reorganisational process of the PML-N has further widened the differences between the sincere workers and the dominant group of the party.
Those surveyed believed that PML-N Bahawalpur has inducted a small group of those ‘nearer and dearer’, establishing a monopoly that will ultimately ruin the party image. Many people were also of the view that those at the top previously had close ties with the aides of Gen Pervez Musharraf and Chaudhry brothers.
Supporters of PML-N have appealed to Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif to conduct an open survey in order to recognise public opinion about the people running the party affairs, to resolve the differences within the local leadership to strengthen and unite the party.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 30th, 2010.
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