Of late the PML-N has been jazzing up its activities in Sindh. A day after the party entered into an electoral alliance with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F, it forged an alliance with PML-F, and NPP on Tuesday reaching an understanding to join hands while contesting the upcoming elections. The deal was sealed between PML-N leader Mian Nawaz Sharif, PML-F chief Pir Pagaro and NPP Chief Ghulam Murtaza at Kingri House in Karachi. While this indicates that the PML-N or the PML-F for that matter are seeing themselves in the role of parties representing the federation, for the former, this is going to be no small achievement that will allow it to put roots in those parts of Sindh where it had been a stranger.

It is also good to note that the allies expressed their resolve to stand by the ECP in order to weed out corrupt practices from the electoral system. But while, the PML-N has been busy in forming alliances, it ought not to forget a possible ally, which it could find in the PML-Q for after all, this is in line with the logic that the image of the PML being the party carrying the legacy of Quaid-i-Azam should not sullied through internal schisms or personality clashes. If there is a clash of petty concerns, it should not be allowed to dictate the course of politics.