PESHAWAR - Though, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has got its new office-bearers after four months of wait, yet the party’s reorganisation in the province is an uphill task, as the most active senior members have already left it.

PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussian dissolved his party’s KPK chapter on April 27 reportedly after having learnt that Amir Muqam, the then provincial chief of the party, was all set to join PML-N. He nominated MPA Nighat Orakzai as chief organiser for a period of three months.

Indeed, not a single meeting of that organising committee was held in three months. Nighat Orakzai, after shouldering responsibilities, visited different cities, organised party meetings and addressed public gatherings so as to reunite the party workers after the party received a big blow due to dissociation of MNA Ameer Muqam along with three MPAs Reshad Khan, Fazlullah and Sanaullah Miankhel from it.

Soon after joining the central government by the PML-Q, provincial chapter of the party also floated an idea to join ANP-led coalition government in the province like that of the party has already joined at Center. However, this idea was reportedly not appreciated by top brass, which subsequently disappointed not only provincial leadership but also the workers.

The provincial leadership of the party, after sensing the situation that Shujaat Hussain was going in nominate Syed Qasim Shah as provincial president of the PML-Q, openly opposed it, however, no weight was given to their viewpoint. They were of Qasim Shah, presently advisor to PM, would be unable to reorganize the party in KP, despite a fact that he hails from the province.

However, almost two weeks back, the central leadership of the party went against the demands of the party provincial leaderships and nominated Syed Qasim Shah as its provincial chief.  Later, with the approval of Mr Shuajaat Hussain and Mushahid Hussain, PML-Q KP President Syed Qasim Shah nominated Intikhab Khan Chamkani as provincial secretary information, Mushtaq Ghani as senior voice president and Nighat Orakzai as provincial secretary information respectively.

Now the provincial cabinet would soon call a meeting in Peshawar so that to get apprised of the party position, appointment at district, tehsil and union council level across the province. Insides in the party said that though KP PML-Q gets new office bearers, yet it would be an uphill task for them to reorganize the party in the province.

The sources said that all the appointments whether it was of PML-Q provincial president Syed Qasim Shah or others, the provincial leadership has not been taken into confidence, which they termed violation of the set rules.

They were of the views that Syed Qasim Shah has from day one confined his political activities to Hazara division, so it would be hard enough to influence remaining districts.

Moreover, some senior leaguers were also unhappy over the nomination of Syed Qasim Shah as provincial president and there was the possibility that they might quit the party.  Ahead of general elections, the MPL-Q should need to reorganize the party in KP and win seats in the province as after quitting the party by Amir Muqam, the party position is on decline, the sources concluded.