It's funny (for bystanders) how one day you're calling the shots and the next you're pleading for a chance to call the shots. The so-called 'King's Party' is in a testing situation. With pressure from within the party to ally with the two parties in power, the Pakistan People's Party in the center and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in Punjab - the leadership of the Pakistan Muslim League (Q) must make a decision, sooner rather than later. With a major forward bloc lurking around the corner; options are diverging thick and fast. And although it is often difficult to control your cynical laughter, as a neutral, you know the leadership of the PML-Q will not go down without a fight. Since both options for the PML have their negatives, major ones at that, it is difficult to decide which way is the right way for the former ruling party. With their 'King' now in ruins, they need real leadership to guide them on their way. And although the Chaudhrys have successors waiting eagerly for a chance, if the Chaudrhy leadership falls, the already crumbling party will surely disintegrate. At such points, logical reasoning goes out the window and rash decision-making has an overwhelming role. Assuming the Chaudrhys do think logically, what would be a right decision for them and their party? Even though the PML-Q is not in an ideal situation, they do have something to bring to the table. With a decent amount of National Assembly and Senate seats, the PML certainly has something to offer in the center. If, Nawaz Sharif decides to part ways with his smiling friend, then such an option would look increasingly probable, as the PPP would certainly not make the mistake of trusting the likes of JUL-F and MQM. It is difficult to tell at this point, however, whether the PML-Q leadership would be willing to take what Zardari would offer them - if such a situation were to arise. Despite contentious comments from both sides, one would be foolish to rule out the possibility of such a situation. The other, more logical option for the PML would be to delve away from the center and look towards the provincial powerhouse, Punjab. Although the two parties have had their differences in the past, in politics, the past does not govern the future. In Punjab, the PML-N would only need the support of the well-represented PML if they were looking to part ways with the PPP. Then again, the same prerequisite is logically required for the PPP to offer the PML a space in their palace. Luckily for the PML, in politics there is often a lack of logic. Not only does the PML-Q's fate lie in others' hands - it is difficult to say how long the party can hold without having a breakthrough. With various forward blocs up and running, there is no doubt that the Chaudrhys need to pull something off, and quick. Some said, if there's something we've learnt in the past it's never to write a politician who's had a taste of power off. A recent example of this: President Zardari bounced back to lead his country after spending 11 years in prison. In a country where anything can happen, the political arena is definitely where something is bound to happen.