Divisiveness of politics has remained the hallmark of Pakistani
politics, whenever the elections have been allowed to happen. Election 2008 in
Pakistan are bereft of the traditional dissentious opinion between Benazir’s
Party and the Nawaz Sharif’s party. As the foes of yesterday have become the
friends of today, thanks to the political maturity of Nawaz Sharif, which he
showed after the grotesque and ghastly assassination of two-time Prime Minister
of Pakistan, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.
Though, the symbol of sympathy, Chaudhary Pervaiz Elhai is throwing away
loads of money, effort and time to emerge as the true opponent of PPP, and is
trying to brush aside Nawaz Sharif by posing that the real competition is
between PPP and PML-Q, while Nawaz Sharif is clueless about the whole thing.
Pervaiz Elahi, for the relief of PML-N, shoots off statements against Nawaz
Sharif by saying that Nawaz Sharif’s following the path of Benazir Bhutto.
As the common worker of PPP, who is morose and gloomy over the death of their
leader, aren’t warmed to the idea of Zardari leading the party, but at the same
time they want to defeat the callous Chaudharies, so their votes are likely to
go to PML-N, who itself has a huge vote bank, especially in Punjab and NWFP.
Sindh is more than ever belongs to PPP now, with Karachi to spare for MQM.
The chaudharies have dug a huge grave for themselves with their blood-sucking
performances of yesteryears, and by their “lota-geery”, and by their continuous
support for dictatorship, and by the spate of crisis including shortage of
things like sugar, flour, vegetables, power, gas, CNG, and law and order. Now
they are cementing their grave by a very derogatory and silly election campaign.
Even rigging cannot save them from an ignominious defeat now.