KARACHI: Amid exchange of harsh words and wild allegations by PTI and PPP, the dirt in politics of the country is being spurned every day making the national life cloudy and has left every one confused about future of the country.
There was a rumour of factional fight between the main ruling party Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) with claims that Asad Umar is being considered to be an alternate choice of Imran Khan. Shah Mehmood Qureshi was also said to be a contender for the top slot if the forces who matter decides in favor of an in-house change.
The dust was yet to settle when emergence of a new United Pakistan Muslim League (PML) was hinted at by power corridors. It was said to be comprising of moderate politicians from more than half a dozen factions of PML minus Sharif’s particularly Mian Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz.
It was hinted by some quarters that Bozar, Chief Minister Punjab has also entered a danger zone and the “chain of change” will begin from Punjab. Aleem Khan, cousin of Imran Khan is said to be most favored for the job but power corridors are struggling to find out a better choice as Aleem Khan has stains of corruption blurring his political ascendency.
The increasing contacts between main stream political parties in the opposition and with an active JUI chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rahman meeting Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and others establishes that opposition parties are re-grouping and may pose a serious challenge to PTI within Parliament and outside and they are now harping the mantra of corruption against PTI government.
Capitalizing on the mistakes by inexperienced politicians of PTI, PPP is now charging with full thrust and challenge thrown by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari mean he wants a serious tackling of PTI as Asif Ali Zardari co-chairman of PPP is facing indiction in “assets beyond means” case before NAB Court, Rawalpindi along with sister Faryal Talpur.
The chain of events suggest that democracy in Pakistan which is still taking roots is in danger and miscalculations by political forces may lead to an un-constitutional step derailing the democratic setup once again. The temperature is touching new high and it is time for politicians to mend their ways and show tolerance, make the parliament strong and instead of hurling wild allegations upon each other, forge national consensus of issues of corruption, price hike, climate changes and other natural calamities to steer out of serious challenges particularly food security.