Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had given the motto of ‘Unity, Faith and Discipline’ to Pakistan Muslim League which unfortunately split into several parties mainly PML-N and PML-Q. They defy the first part of the motto ‘unity’ splitting the party that gave birth to Pakistan across the middle. In spite of strenuous efforts by Editor-in-Chief Nawa-i-Waqt Mr Majid Nizami the two main factions of Muslim league i.e. N and Q do not see eye to eye. They have even given personal names to their parties, PML-Q has now allied itself with Pakistan Peoples Party, this alliance seems like the proverbial mixing of fire and water while PML-N did not accommodate the PML-Q in its fold and wants to get both the position of Prime Minister and Chief Minister Punjab, which is the main bone of contention.

If PML-N had shared the seats with PML-Q the result would have been a formidable party, that would have jointly ruled at the centre and Punjab as well Balochistan, but as the wise say ‘divided we fall’ it has cost both the parties. The split between both the PML’s is a disaster for Pakistan as it allowed the Pakistan Peoples Party to rule at the centre and three provinces of Pakistan to the consternation of PML. Both the factions must rise above themselves to give Pakistan a two party system of Pakistan Peoples Party and PML to balance our political system or PML factions would be ultimate losers in the coming election.

DR. MUHAMMAD YAQOOB BHATTI,

Lahore, December 5.