Zardari 'Unconvinced' On Early Elections.

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan People's ParAty supremo Asif Ali Zardari is unconAvinced for early elections despite efforts by the politiAcal friends and opponents.

The PPP remains the last party to opt for snap polls due to apparent reasons. The party eyes some seats in Punjab but is hardly sure of any meaningful success in the presence of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf - both of whom had a proven record in the last few elections.

According to close aides, Zardari is realistic enough not to expect a landA

slide victory in Punjab but believes the PPP must have its share to be able to form a federal government.

With a reasonable success ratio, the PPP can also play a role in formation of the PunAjab provincial government after the general elections, but that is not the main tarAget for the PPP leadership.

The PPP will be willing to give away the Punjab govAernment to the PML-N - curArently an ally and previousAly an arch rival. Both the PPP and the PML-N will be hopAing to keep the PTI out as the first goal, and then take it from there to share powAer in centre and Punjab if the plans succeed.

Achieving the target in Punjab will need some time for the PPP and Zardari is optimistic that polls on time - late next year - will be enough to ensure the needAed success.

'As party (PPP) Co-chairAman, he wants the PPP to win all seats but as a seaAsoned politician, he wants to do better and win some seats to support the party from Punjab, Khyber PakhAtunkhwa and Balochistan. In Sindh, the PPP is set to perform well,' said a close aide of the PPP supremo.

This, he remarked...

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