In Pakistan, dynastic politics is one of the big impediments in heading towards a better political culture and consequently an efficient, responsive and responsible political system. The recent formation of CEC- Central Executive Committee by PML (N) is not more than continuation of dynastic politics; but a good sign is that there is an inclusion of young blood which will hopefully try to act responsibly primarily because they are now supposed to clean the stains of corruption that has maligned their party.
Daughter of former Prime minister, Maryam Nawaz will enjoy central position in the committee while according to senior analyst Arif Nizami, son of CM punjab, Hamza Shahbaz has been added just to retain the balance.
After the ouster, Nawaz Shareef reliance on his daughter has increased manifolds in order to make a successful come back in politics. It is also circulating among the political analysts that Maryam will also have the key position in reward to her active involvement in recent NA-120 by elections.
Keeping in view the dominant political culture with the political parties it can be safely said that the decision cannot be taken without the assent of the central leadership whether it is Nawaz Shareef, Imran Khan or Zardari. Such committees are made only to achieve vested interest in the guise of democracy. In the above mentioned case the vested interest is to formally introduce Maryam Nawaz in politics. So, that considering the legal constraints he is facing to remain the party leader, Nawaz Shareef could still have a defacto party leadership.
The credibility of this committee can also be gauged from the fact that the Finance Minsiter, Ishaq Dar who has ran away from the country, making an escape from the corruption charges he is facing in supreme court, is also a part of it.
Surprisingly parliamentarians and senior members of the party Talal Chaudhary and Daniyal Aziz who have fought the fight of PML (N) particularly during the crises time on PML (N) are not be included in the committee while Maryam Aurnagzeb who has been the confidante of Maryam Nawaz is a member of CEC. This gives the impression that CEC is dominated by the Shareef family and in future too it can be molded according to their whims and desires.
It is for the first time that PML (N) has formed any Executive committee which ideally bears the right to take decisions on behalf of the party through a democratic process but it is very unfortunate that here we see such bodies merely to be pawns or are made for ceremonial purposes only.
Members of Central Executive Committee:
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