ISLAMABAD - Foreseeing no bright future in the face of the changed circumstances, the mighty politicians who were very much part and parcel of PML-Q in the past are now switching over to other power blocs.Once regarded as a centre of political gravity, PML-Q remained an all powerful player to call shots at Pakistan’s political stage for years. However, the wear and tear that followed within the party ranks in the post-Musharraf era turned the table upside down to begin what many believe is the party’s demise. “The PML-Q is but a group of the divided leaders who are either to join hands with us or PML-Functional, PML-N or other parties," said PML-Likeminded leader Salim Saifullah Khan. A breakaway faction of the PML-Q, the PML-LM, has recently been registered with the Election Commission as a separate party. There’s nothing much of the Q-League left now.Hinting at the possible inclusion of some PML-Q bigwigs in the LM bloc in the coming months, Saifullah did not give any details. “Negotiations are on…You’ll see prominent names joining us,” he told this scribe.However, PML-Q Information Secretary Senator Kamil Ali Agha shared his views on an idealistically optimistic note. “People come and go, that doesn’t affect major parties and we’re a major political force…...”Asked if the PML-Q central leadership felt threatened over the elevation of Manzoor Wattoo as the provincial PPP president in the wake of his reputation of being the ‘master of political alliances,’ an audibly irritated Agha said, “Has Wattoo become PML-Q Punjab president? No? Why should we feel threatened then? His arrival in the Punjab has nothing to do with us.”The ages-old political formula coined by the Chaudhrys of Gujrat to rely on area electable candidates and win their support out of creed and cast affiliations does not seem to be working anymore.  From Tariq Azeem, Ameer Maqam and Marvi Memon’s departure from the centre to those parting ways with PML-Q like Legharis, Ayubs and Mehrs, many options do not stay in hand for the ruling coalition partner to count on. According to insiders, senior PML-Q leader and Federal Minister Shaikh Waqas Akram is planning to quit the party. Reportedly, he’ll contest the next election either independently or from the PPP platform. Reports also suggest that Q-League heavyweights in Punjab, Chaudhry Anwar Ali Cheema, his son Amir Sultan Cheema and daughter-in-law Tanzeela are also considering to part ways. In Hazara, Omar Ayub Khan and his son Gohar Ayub Khan have left the Q-League and are set to join PML-N. They are expected to announce the decision soon. Amanullah Jadoon, a close relative of Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain, the younger brother of PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, has also dissociated himself with the PML-Q, unofficially. His son, Saifullah Jadoon has formally joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) while the elder Jadoon is to announce quitting PML-Q ahead of the general elections. Amanullah remained petroleum minister during PML-Q’s previous term in power.Another group of famed Q-Leaguers from Hazara, Sardar Yousaf, his son Sardar Shahjehan Yousaf, the state minister, and Shehzada Gustasib are also said to be negotiating with the PTI. In Sindh, the PML-Q suffered a major blow last week after former federal minister and the party’s bigwig, Ghaus Bux Mehar, publicly slammed his party leadership and hinted at quitting the Q-League. Mehr is set to join PML-Functional along with his son Shehryar Mehr. Q-League remains devoid of any practical presence in Balochistan against the backdrop of the reports that Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind is also set to walk away