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A local alliance against the Makhdoom-PPP-Parliamen­tarians’ faction is again trying its luck at downing the latter on July 25 in Matiari.

This time it is under the umbrella of the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA).

During the last general elections, the alliance's luminaries — some are with the PPP now — had joined the PML-Functional to make things difficult for the Makhdooms, in a first for Matiari. The alliance had emerged as a formidable group, prompting Makhdoom Amin Fahim to not take things lying down and run a serious election campaign across the district.

But post-2013 polls, Matiari’s alliance, which had started with a bang, ended with a whimper.

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