Why Pakistan People’s Party has lost its charm in the Punjab?
Pakistan People’s Party has regarded as one of the main political parties in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, but in the last few years after the demise of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, the graph of this party has gone down steeply especially in the province of Punjab. Undoubtedly, PPP sacrificed a lot to for the democracy but still due to some factors they have lost all their reputation. If you are familiar with the politics of Pakistan, then you must know that how great Punjab is to get the Federal Government. Without any doubt, the reason of Pakistan Muslim League (N) in the government is their tight grip in the Punjab province. Some sound reasons show you why PPP is out of the frame in the Punjab and KPK.
These reasons are;
Asif Ali Zardari Factor
You may disagree with this point, but honestly, Asif Ali Zardari is the primary cause of the downfall of PPP mainly in the Punjab region. From 2008 to 2013, Asif Zardari has done nothing literary in this province hence he has lost all his favor from this area. During their 5-year tenure, from economy to security in all the sectors the govt failed badly. Apart from that, the visionary leaders of the party had been treated very poorly, and that also added fuel to the fire. Nation has witnessed the steep hike in the graph of corruption as well in their reign, and hence there is no reason left to give votes to this party again and again.
Failure in Government
Without any single doubt, the 5-year tenure of Pakistan People’s Party from 2008 to 2013 in the federal government is the worst ever period for Pakistan in a lot of ways. The economy of Pakistan went downwards, the energy crisis was on the top, the security problems were on the peak, the international relations with foreign countries were also in foil, and the overall condition of Pakistan was bad than worst. The memo Gate and Raymond Davis scandals are the brief highlights of the results of their democratic government. So all these elements produce the declination of this political party hence apart from Sindh they failed miserably in the elections.
The domestic policy has also dented the cause of this party in a great way. The people who sacrificed everything for this party sidelined by the higher authority and this ignite them to leave PPP. You won’t believe that many federal workers from Pakistan People’s Party have left the entire politics due to the bad policies of the Party leaders. Apart from that, some leading personals also changed their paths according to the time in different political parties like PTI and PML (N). The harsh reality of this political party is that it has lost many loyal friends and supporters after the death of Benazir Bhutto. One positive thing about the PPP is that Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is trying his best to reunite and organize his party not only in Punjab but all over Pakistan.