nawaz sharif’s strategic quetta mission
In a strategic move ahead of the crucial February 8 elections in Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, the leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), is set to embark on a two-day mission in Quetta. This visit aligns with the party’s overarching policy to strengthen political alliances with regional players,
Accompanied by PML-N Chief Organizer Maryam Nawaz and other prominent party leaders, Nawaz Sharif is slated to preside over a pivotal organizational meeting during his stay in Balochistan. Sources reveal that the visit may witness some significant political crossovers, with former and incumbent leaders from the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) contemplating joining the PML-N. Notably, BAP itself appears inclined towards a seat adjustment arrangement with PML-N, signifying a potential shift in political dynamics.
Sheikh Jaffar Khan Mandokhail, the president of PML-N’s Balochistan chapter, disclosed that Nawaz Sharif plans to engage in crucial discussions with key political figures, including PkMAP Chairman Mehmood Khan Achakzai, National Party President Dr. Malik Baloch, former CM Jam Kamal, and leaders from BAP. The outcome of these meetings could play a important role political landscape in Balochistan.
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Simultaneously, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is intensifying its efforts to garner support in Balochistan, aiming to secure influential electables. The political dynamics are further evolving as PML-N explores potential alliances beyond Balochistan, eyeing collaboration with the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Awami National Party (ANP), and Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province.
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As the political chessboard takes shape, the PPP chairman is also gearing up for a visit to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, scheduled from November 16 to 21.