PML-N?s chances of winning seats from Karachi look slim

Although the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Shehbaz Sharif launched the party’s electoral campaign in Karachi last month, making all kinds of promises for the city, analysts believe the PML-N’s candidates have dim chances of winning this July 25.The party’s Karachi candidates are banking on the launch of the successful crackdown on violent groups in the city to fuel their electoral campaign and swelling their local vote bank. Their main slogan here is “Yeh jo sheher mein sukoon hai, iss kay peechhay Noon hai” that roughly translates to “The PML-N is behind the peace in the city”.Analysts, however, believe the party leadership has failed to capitalise on the Karachi operation, mainly due to the central leaders’ lack of interest in Sindh, especially the provincial capital, and severe factionalism within the party’s ranks.Instead of reorganising the party in the city and ending internal groupings, the central leadership has been running the party on an ad hoc basis…

Original published: 2018-07-23 05:00:00 Read the full Karachi News here

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