LAHQRE - Race for political dominance in Punjab has started between the PPP and the PML-N, as both the parties have intensified their efforts to take lead over each other in terms of getting maximum number of district nazims to their side; and to achieve this end, different pressures are being applied on them including threats of brining no-confidence motions against them and initiation of special audit of district governments' accounts. The PPP is going ahead in the competition so far by winning two district nazims to its side. Rao Nasim Hashim, District Nazim, Pakpattan announced to join the PPP last month, while District Nazim Sheikhupura, Mian Jalil Sharqpuri joined the party on Wednesday. Sources in the PPP have claimed that a batch of over a dozen more district nazims belonging to the PML-Q were waiting in the wings to join PPP, but before their formal joining, party would take the PML-N leadership into confidence. The PML-N is also learnt to have geared up its efforts to have its share of the district nazims. The Punjab government's latest move to conduct audit of district governments' accounts is also being interpreted in this context. Some nazims are also being coerced into joining the PML-N by hurling threats of bringing no-confidence motions against them. Sharqpuri, who announced to join the PPP on Wednesday, is also facing a no-confidence motion. But, he, instead of joining the PML-N which is said to have manoeuvred the said move against him, decided to sit in PPP's lap, hoping that it would help save his dwindling nazimship. Majority of present district nazims are actually the PML-N turncoats who switched their loyalties over to Chaudhrys of Gujrat in the absence of Sharif brothers from the country. Political analysts believe that current race between the two parties to 'capture' district nazims would lead to greater confrontation between the two in future and the two sides would find it difficult to run coalition affairs in Punjab. "It would be better for the PPP and the PML-N to reach 'some understanding' regarding "fair distribution" of the district nazims among themselves instead of indulging in political wrangling, which may harm the coalition", commented a PPP source in a lighter vein. Interestingly, some district nazims themselves are eager to join the present ruling coalition, but they are facing the dilemma as to which party they should join the PPP, which is in power in the Centre or the PML-N, which is holding sway in Punjab. It is believed that they want to be part of the ruling coterie to cover up their corruption. It merits mentioning here that out of 35 present district nazims, 31 belong to the former ruling party, the PML-Q, but only 14 of them are likely to remain loyal to it because of their close relationship with the Chaudhrys of Gujrat. They include: District Nazim, Gujrat, Shafaat Hussain, District Nazim, Attock Tahir Sadiq, District Nazim, Nunkana, Mumtaz Shah, District Nazim Rawalpindi, Raja Javed Ikhlas, District Nazim Mandi Bahauddin, Riaz Asghar Warriach, District Nazim Khanewal, Ahmad Yar Hiraj, District Nazim Rajanpur, Raza Dareshak, District Nazim Gujranwala Fayyaz Chattha, District Nazim, Rahimyar Khan, Rafique Leghari, District Nazim Okara, Muhammad Ali Gilani, District Nazim Jhelum, Farrukh Altaf, District Nazim Toba Tek Singh, Abdusstar, District Nazim Hafizabad, Mubashir Bhatti and District Nazim, Jhang, Sahibzada Hameed Sultan, The rest of the district nazims in Punjab are either set to join the PPP or the PML-N, for which, competition has already started between the two parties.