In post Pakistan Awami Tehreek sit-in scenario, political horizon in Pakistan is still murky. Many splits within the ruling party’s is now coming to light and becoming the attention of analysts, commentators and reviews. Style of governance in the centre and Punjab has come under a lot of criticism in recent times. Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf has already resigned from National Assembly but surprisingly resignations have not been accepted by the speaker to this date. The entire situation is very complex and provides space to conspiracy theories. It seems that PML-N has sensed the challenge that they would face in case of By-Elections on vacant national assembly seats from Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf.

Imran’s reactionary politics is causing real damage to the government’ image despite the fact that politics in Punjab is purely pragmatic, it seems that government is baffled how to keep its hold on the province. PTI’s youth based politics is creating ripples and the second phase of sit-ins would start on November 30. Government still has a month to negotiate and find solution to this issue.


Australia, November 2.