Punjab has always been considered the Kaliningrad of PMLN. After so long it refused to prove itself. PTI has taken charge of it. Being the largest province, in terms of population, it is considered to be the only decisive battlefield in Pakistan’s politics. CM Punjab, Usman Buzdar, since his appointment, has been advocated as a new vision and a better choice than Shahbaz Sharif. His tenure is better than Khadim-e-ala, this will be decided by the people in next elections.

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Many are maintaining that he is no equal to Shahbaz Sharif. Shahbaz Sharif has earned his name because of his extra-ordinary administrative skills, and an efficient management. He could break through the bureaucratic hurdles, easily; to get the project done on time. Officers feared him for his non-tolerant behavior. International world recognized him as one of the best administrators, and China termed his efficiency as ‘Punjab Speed’. Almost all the projects that Shahbaz Sharif started got completed on time. He earned the name Khadim-e-ala, he bragged about it, too. Some are of the view that Shahbaz Sharif has no match in Pakistan. He is probably the most popular administrator in Pakistan.

Usman Buzdar, being advocated as the best face of Naya Pakistan, is not very much liked by the people. Folks termed this appointment as innately flawed. Though, he hasn’t started any specific project, yet, common people even from within the ruling party don’t think that he will perform. The new CM will be compared with Shahbaz Sharif in every aspect; efficiency, management, bureaucratic handling, and performance. He will not stand a chance. Masses has seen him taking dictations from others even at the press conference. Critics upheld the argument that he is just a dummy CM, there are more than one de facto CM’s of Punjab.

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Time has not yet come to decide whether his performance will outshine the performance of Shahbaz Sharif or not. But, individuals are highly skeptical of him to perform.

Contributor: Muneeb Khan


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