Mar 072013

The first gathering of Tehreek-i-Insaf at Minar-i-Pakistan Lahore had turned the table of Pakistani Politics but since then, a lot of events have taken place resulting in negative impact on Imran Khan’s popularity among Pakistani youth and civil society. Lahore gathering was an eye opener for PML (N) because their vote bank was likely to be affected more than any other party. The bigwigs of PML devised the strategy to target youth by announcing Laptop schemes and boosting development schemes in big cities of Punjab like Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Multan. This strategy has worked well and PML-N is now in much better position comparatively.

PML-N already enjoys the support of influential politicians in rural areas of Punjab. Imran Khan’s decision to win the support of winning candidates from rural areas has caused a lot of damage to his popularity among civil society.

Latest statistics indicate PML being the winner in Punjab but still a lot of happenings will take place in coming days and months which can influence voter trends in urban areas. Ongoing elections in PTI will definitely help gaining support of educated class of voters. If Tahir-ul-Qadri decides to support Imran Khan, it will definitely help PTI give tough time to PML in Punjab whereas in KP, PTI is likely to perform better than other political parties. In rural Sindh, still PPP is likely to dominate.

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Dec 092011

By Muhammad Akram

The Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) has decided to tread cautiously on the path, it chose for itself last month, to bring the PPP-led coalition government to its knees following the emergence of volatile and uncertain political situation in the country in the wake of ‘sudden’ travel abroad of President Asif Ali Zardari, ostensibly on his deteriorating health condition, informed party sources confided to Daily Times on Thursday.

The sources said that PML-N President Nawaz Sharif’s wish for an early recovery of President Zardari was a well-thought move aimed at easing out the tension on the national horizon as rumours are rife of the latter’s feeling tremendous pressure owing to the ‘memogate’ scandal that has reported strained ties between the democratic government and the powerful military establishment. Continue reading »