PML-N leader Mian Nawaz Sharif remarked, while delivering a speech in Lahore, that it would be a great curse if his party were to form a coalition with the PML-Q. Mian Nawaz cannot be faulted for bearing a grudge against the party for supporting the harsh and arbitrary rule of General Musharraf spanning nine long years and in the process doing a disservice to democracy. But he must not forget that the country is facing an unprecedented political and economic crisis that requires various factions of the Muslim League to gather under one umbrella and devise a strategy for meeting the challenge of such turbulent times. Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, in retaliation replied angrily that there is no bigger curse than arrogance. He also criticised the PML-N leader for losing touch with reality after getting a taste of power for a short time. This is the moment when the leadership must not loose its cool. Regional or personalised politics should be abandoned for a national agenda. Both Mian Nawaz Sharif and Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain must rise above personal considerations and look at the broader picture that requires unity between these leaders. Squabbling like the one witnessed on Monday is the last thing that would help the masses and their multifarious problems. It is never too late to turn the Muslim League into the party that once used to be under the leadership of founder of the nation Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has no doubt shown vision, especially considering his role in the movement for restoration of judiciary and his crusade against corruption but he must coolly reflect about the dividend that the country would accrue if the severed factions of the party were united into a single powerful entity. With unification with PML-Q, it would only be easier to achieve the agenda of progress and development that the PML-N has dedicated itself to.