Does PPP intend to revive politics of 90s?

IMRAN Khan appears to be all set to throw yet another spanner in the works as he has announced his twin-strategy to seek ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif – through court process and agitating on streets. This has sparked strong reaction from Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid, who has retorted that PTI leader was resorting to street protests fearing his electoral defeat in 2018.
There are also indications that the PPP, which got full cooperation from PML(N) in completing its five year tenure, is also lending its shoulder to PTI in destabilizing the elected Government. At a meeting held at Zardari House on Thursday, the party decided to quit the Parliamentary committee on Terms of Reference (ToRs) and instead file references in the courts for disqualification of the Prime Minister and other members of the Sharif family. PPP, whose leaders are facing investigations on charges of corruption and misuse of power during their tenure, is understandably annoyed and obviously wants to get some concessions by exerting pressure on PML(N). There is also a legitimate perception that PPP, these days, is dominated by some Punjab-origin leaders who have personal grievances and scores to settle with PML(N). However, the budding PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and his self-exiled father and former President Asif Ali Zardari are ignoring ground realities that clearly point towards a game plan to force the government out through undemocratic tactics. Destabilization of the Government would be extremely detrimental for hard-earned democracy, for which PPP also suffered immensely. Protests, sit-ins, long marches and short marches could cause instability and uncertainty that would scuttle march of the country on the path of socio-economic progress and people, who are already weary of such negative politics, would not forgive all those who collude in the sinister plan of pressurizing the elected Government to quit.

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