PTI has held countless protests rallies and sit-ins to know that this kind of politicking does not make a difference for the common man. On several occasions PTI leaders were seen, vocally criticising the MQM for wielding their political power to shut down Karachi, yet that is exactly what they did. The idealism, if there was some, in the early days of PTI is obviously long gone. Not unlike other organisations, of both the political and the non-political kind, the PTI is primarily concerned with self-preservation and expansion, and serving the needs and ambitions of its top leadership. That is the fate of political parties that aren’t held accountable, to their campaign promises and behavioural inconsistencies by an educated, informed constituency. This has been seen innumerable times in Pakistan.

YUSRA ABIDI,

Karachi, December 13.