PTI Rallies In Swat, Hafizabad Were ‘Flop Shows’: Suharwardy

Muhammad Zubair's importance in the PML-N was only due to former army chief General (r) Bajwa.

PTI Rallies In Swat, Hafizabad Were ‘Flop Shows’: Suharwardy

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) rallies in Swat and Hafizabad were ‘flop shows’ as the party failed to bring people to its rallies, said senior analyst Muzamal Suharwardy.

While speaking at a program on Naya Daur TV, the analyst said that the PTI was expecting around 1,00,000 people at the Swat rally as it is their stronghold, but only 2,000 people attended the rally, which shows a massive decline in the popularity of the party.

Suharwardy said that due to the flop shows, the PTI has also not posted any photos or videos of the rally. He said that people are not ready to come out on the roads; that’s why the PTI rallies are failing one after another.

While responding to a question about Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur and Imran Khan’s sister Aleema Khan, Suharwardy said that footage of PTI’s Zoom meeting surfaced on social media in which Aleema was insisting the party leaders give a call for sit-in outside Adiala Jail, but in response, Gandapur clearly rejected her proposal, saying that the call for any sit-in will be announced only on Imran Khan’s instructions.

He said that Gandapur knows very well what the consequences of the sit-in will be. He added that Imran Khan has also sidelined Aleema Khan following her clash with his wife, Bushra Bibi.

While talking about former Sindh governor Muhammad Zubair, who has parted ways with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the analyst said that Zubair’s importance in the party was only due to former army chief General (retired) Qamar Javed Bajwa. Similarly, his brother Asad Umar’s importance in the PTI was also due to General (r) Bajwa.

He said that Zubair lost his significance in the party following the retirement of General (r) Bajwa, adding that the current establishment is not supporting Zubair and his brother Asad Umar. They are political orphans, he added.