Essay on Happy Days For Pakistan Peoples Party

1179 Words Jan 9th, 2016 5 Pages
These must be happy days for Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chief Asif Zardari. His embattled Sindh government repeatedly accuses the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)-led Center of cherry-picking National Action Plan (NAP) items that spotlight Karachi and the PPP’s ostensibly corrupt leadership, but pretend Punjab is hallowed ground. Now, it is payback time. The Pathankot airbase attack in India on January 2 allegedly perpetrated by militants infiltrating from the ruling party’s province will surely spice up the blame game.

This was not the only good news for the PPP. Previously, on December 28, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah confirmed the arrest of six Islamic State militants from Daska. This followed the nabbing of two Punjab University professors and a student on similar suspicions a day earlier. As the cherry on top, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief and fierce PPP critic Imran Khan admitted on New Year’s Eve that his Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital in Lahore had recently treated a senior member of the Afghan Taliban. Khan even got a thank you note.

Unfortunately for Prime Minister (P.M) Nawaz Sharif, his government’s moral high ground on the Karachi Rangers operation could now sink into pots and kettles territory and who looks more black. Not long ago, the federal government pressed Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Qaim Ali Shah to widen the Rangers net province-wide in the national interest. Now, the PPP’s riposte of including Punjab in paramilitary operations…

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