Political Rivalry: ‘Hard task ahead for PML-N’

Ex-Punjab governor Mehmood says PML-N will have to deal with Imran Khan who will likely be a tough opposition leader.

Our Correspondent May 19, 2013
File photo of former Punjab governor Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE


Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood, who has resigned as Punjab governor, said on Saturday the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s government-to-be had a hard task ahead of it.

Speaking to the media at former tehsil nazim Dr Talat Saleem Bajwa’s residence here on Saturday, Mehmood said the carefree days were over for Mian Nawaz Sharif. He said it was not possible for a single party to run the country.

Mehmood said bringing down load-shedding, stabilising the economy and fighting terrorism were some of the tasks the new government would need to start working on quickly.

“May Allah give strength to Nawaz Sharif to save the country…else, instability will increase and PML-N would face a fate similar to that of Pakistan Peoples Party,” said Mehmood.

Mehmood said PML-N would also have to deal with Imran Khan who would likely be a tough leader of the opposition.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 19th, 2013.


Adnan Siddiqi | 8 years ago | Reply

@Murali Nair:

That's an affirmative my kind Sir! Indeed in our neck of the woods, Burnol is used to provide instant remedy for that burning sensation. Alas, the supporters of PTI have become quiet resistant to Burnol by now and have started to undertake a Yatra to the Himalayas in the hope that the glaciers of Siachen can give them relief which Burnol cannot.

Murali Nair | 8 years ago | Reply

@Adnan Siddiqi: Burnol is an Indian Brand of medicine that treats fire burns. Am I to understand this medicine is commonly popular in Pakistan? If yes, I will be so happy about it, because Burnol is an Ayurvedic medicine developed and patented in India and gained international patent! And if we research together Mohan Jedaro and Harappa and Mehergarh we will get so many things that India and Pakistan can jointly patent globally :) I am an ardent fan of cultural unification between India and Pakistan. On the other side, if you are an Indian using this word unknowingly, I will have to be sorry about it. There is so much wealth of knowledge we can derive exploring east of Indus and west of (now dried up) Saraswati, that is where all of us belonged from anyway. We can keep our differences, but we can also merge our thoughts and take advantage of the rich culture we enjoyed together hundred years ago.. If only a cultural unification of India and Pakistan ever happened in my life time! Even at 90 years, I will work for it. Regards and Love, Murali Nair, Bangalore, India.

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