Elections in Pakistan have reshaped political scene of the country. Post elections analysis is underway by losers and winners. People’s Party is licking its wounds in Punjab but once again ‘entrusted’ with the task of ruling Sindh for the next five years. PML-N is confident to form government in centre and Punjab. The most interesting of all is the PPP’s victory in Sindh. PPP’s success is owing to its classical pure pragmatic political strategy. PPP opted for the old time tested political tactics of relying on absolute political structures. The party, which once raised the slogan of anti-status quo people’s power, to gain popularity, have now submitted to disillusioned progressive idealism to absolute custodians of regressive status quo elements in shape of ‘waderas’ and peers of interior Sindh. It is an irony for the rural Sindh politics that the commoners, does not matter how educated they are, cannot break the shackles of cultural nationalism based on regressive politics. The political hold of traditional power manipulators is so strong that even the champions of Sindhi nationalism go empty handed in elections. The reason behind failures of Sindhi nationalists lies in their left inspired socialist ideology. The ideology propagates egalitarianism mixed with nationalistic sentiments, though gives nationalists street power but fails to transform it into electoral victory. Any ideology which calls for extermination of feudalism from the land of feudal is not likely to succeed. Feudals of Sindh although are nationalists but can never allow any force to create an equal society for all, therefore, they lean towards centre for their perpetuity. Pakistan People’s Party always relies on these absolute power structures to sustain its power in Sindh. Nationalistic nature of Sindhi voter makes almost impossible for any non nationalist political party to make significant political inroads into rural Sindh. Failure of PTI in rural Sindh and significant gain in urban Sindh is yet another proof of tenacity of nationalistic politics of Sindh. After recent debacle of PPP in the rest of Pakistan one hopes that people of Sindh may get a better deal from PPP in the coming five years.MALIK ATIF MAHMOOD MAJOKA, Australia, May 27.