KARACHI: Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, the Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), announced the party’s separation from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) due to the latter compromising on the integrity of the voting process. He expressed disappointment over the shift in PML-N’s stance from “give respect to vote” to something else, making it challenging for the two parties to stay united. Bilawal emphasized PPP’s struggle for equal opportunities in elections, claiming they never had a fair chance. Despite the lack of a level playing field, he expressed confidence in PPP’s victory, contrasting their connection with the nation against other parties’ affiliations with special interest groups. Bilawal criticized the alliance between PML-N and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), predicting losses for both parties in the upcoming general elections scheduled for February 8, 2024. The tension between PPP and PML-N escalated as the election date approached, with PPP questioning the preferential treatment given to PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif upon his return from exile in London. Bilawal had previously criticized PML-N for denying a level playing field and had raised concerns about a specific political party, referring to PML-N.