KARACHI: The Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), formed prior to the recent general elections, had failed to cause any serious damage to the Pakistan People’s Party.
Some of its leaders, however, claimed in private meetings that the formation of the alliance benefited the PPP.
They claimed that they were ‘assured by the hidden hands their success in the elections’ but the results showed a different scenario.
Some of the GDA leaders including Murtaza Jatoi, Hassam Mirza – son of Zulfiqar Mirza -, Arbab Ghulam Rahim, Ghous Ali Shah and Irfanullah Khan Marwat lost their home town seats.
Insiders, according to a local Urdu language newspaper, claimed that the ‘people behind’ the GDA had actually paved a way for the PPP to win in the province, ditching the members of the alliance.