PTI led government is under intensive criticism these days for their political moves. Not only the opposition, but its own allies look stunned and dazed on the stance the ruling party has been observing with them. The political scenario has been ruled by uncertainty and improbability and an environment of insecurity has grabbed the country in its claws and clutches.
Although the rumors of increasing distances and differences between PTI and its allies were wandering around for some good period of time, the situation is getting worse with every coming day. In spite of strenuous efforts, the PTI members have completely failed to convince PM Imran Khan to replace CM Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar with some competent and politically experienced person. This is the reason that their (PTI) grip on Punjab is getting weaker day by day and the political analysts have started predicting that Punjab is slipping away from the hands of the ruling party due to stubbornness of the decision makers. The opposition parties are now openly offering the coalition parties to break the alliance with PTI and share the stage with them in Federal and Provincial setups. PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto has again urged the MQM Pakistan to shake hand with them in Sindh and work for the welfare and progress of people of Sindh and Karachi.
“Punjab seems to be slipping away from PTI hands”, say the political analysts
The situation is not good even in KP where the PTI is in power for the second consecutive time. Right from taking up the office in the second tenure, party had to face extreme criticism for the decision of nominating Mehmood Khan as CM KPK. There had been allegations of corruption on Mehmood Khan and another party member Atif Khan had been considered a strong and eligible person for the CM ship. Although the party accepted Imran Khan’s decision on the said matter however internal differences got even more severe and the consequences appeared on the canvas in the form of rebellion from Atif Khan’s group that reportedly alleged CM KPK with the charges of corruption and favoritism using his brother as his front man however Imran’s decision of sacking Atif Khan and two other ministers from the cabinet surprised the audience who were expecting reciprocal decision from the PM. Famous for his U-Turns, Imran Khan met the said ministers and hinted to give them the last chance as cabinet members however the final decision is awaited yet.
Balochistan is also undergoing some efforts from the opposition parties that are reportedly putting their best to take over the provincial government. Some sources say that the political instability is expected to initiate from Balochistan whose flames will then head towards the other provinces and finally will end up in the Centre by turning the board altogether. Balochistan Speaker had expressed a note of dissatisfaction on the CM-Jam Kamal Alyani and intimated that they would be moving towards a “No-confidence movement” against the CM in the near future.
“PML-Q was comfortable with government negotiating team headed by Jahangir Tareen”, says Pervaiz Elahi
As for Punjab, where Buzdar is enjoying the CM-ship for no apparent justification, PML-Q seems to be quite displeased. Although the Chaudhries of Gujrat had been negating the allegations of conspiracies against Buzdar and company assuring them that they had no intention to destabilize the provincial setup however the ground realities are telling a different story. The committees had been formed to negotiate with the government allies in Punjab and Sindh and resolve their grievances and concerns on priority basis. Apparently the things were waving in the right direction when the government suddenly changed the members of negotiating committee in Punjab and assigned the task (of settling down the things with PML-Q) to Chaudhry Sarwar, Usman Buzdar and Shafqat Mehmood. The abrupt change resulted in disgruntling the “Chaudhry Brothers” who declared the said move something disturbing at this point of time when the situation was quite close to an acceptable political solution through Jahangir Tareen-led negotiating team.