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PML-N image worsens as sub-inspectors at Sihala made to wait

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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is seemingly confused and left with very limited options to make sure its presence in national politics. Neither the Panama Papers verdict nor the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif were absolutely unmanageable.  

There was a politically reasonable way for the party to make itself counted by using a notorious yet a very useful ‘victim card’. But a poorly managed operation in Faizabad brought the PML-N to a politically unwanted, unexpected, and largely unmanageable situation. People were informed or misinformed quite straightforwardly that their ‘religion’ was being attacked by the ruling party. Resultantly, it widened the gap between the people and the PML-N.

The CM Punjab must go to Sihala College and honor the passing out ceremony so that young police officers go to their respective stations and serve the country. And, PML-N gets back to work on improving its badly damaged image before it gets too late.

Political parties need public support to ensure their survival and electoral win. But once a party gains the attention, support and admiration of the people, it is very important, and equally difficult, to maintain it. Historically speaking, PML-N is good at getting it but very poor at maintaining it.

One of the political lessons learnt from the history of Nawaz-led PML is that it never learnt from the past. What the party leadership did so brainlessly in Lahore during the Model Town tragedy was ruthlessly repeated during the Faizabad operation.

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At the moment when the party needs to create a softer, empathic and friendly image before the public, it is mishandling the situation. Nawaz and his party need to understand that they are running a so-called democracy, not an absolute monarchy. Political, and even administrative, carelessness of the Punjab Government led by Nawaz’s younger brother is quite frightening.

There are 287 Sub-inspectors at Sihala College who are waiting for their passing out ceremony since October 16th. Since 2017 is come to an end the authorities at Sihala College are still waiting for the Punjab Chief Minister to honor them with his presence at the ceremony, but the CM has no time to go and give his precious thirty or forty minutes. It is a wastage of time, resources and even an unnecessary delay in sending these police officers to their respective places.

One of the political lessons learnt from the history of Nawaz-led PML is that it never learnt from the past. What the party leadership did so brainlessly in Lahore during the Model Town tragedy

PML-N needs to remind itself that political parties facilitate the public, not rule them. In modern political science the term ‘rule’ has entirely different meaning as compared with what it meant during Middle Ages Europe or present-day Saudi Arabia. Despite a close relationship with the Arab political elite, Nawaz Sharif needs to remain both mentally and physically in Pakistan.

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The CM Punjab must go to Sihala College and honor the passing out ceremony so that young police officers go to their respective stations and serve the country. And, PML-N gets back to work on improving its badly damaged image before it gets too late.

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