HOW DO YOU VOTE?
Elections have a great impact on Pakistan like every other country.
After every five years general elections take place. The upcoming
elections are supposed to be on 11th of May 2013.
Likewise elections have a great effect on chitral. It is quite
difficult for a person to cast his/her vote because of some
reasons. The chief one is of the strong caste system existing in
our society. People have made up their minds in such a way that
think it necessary to cast their vote to the nominee who belongs to
the same caste. Sometimes it is so hard that it seems that the
competition is between two castes rather than two persons. Moreover
people prefer their relatives over those who really deserve their
votes just because of the reason that with them they donít have
family terms. Up to a great extend votes are also being cast on the
basis of religion and region. These boundaries have created
confusion in our society and because of this very problem many
people do not cast their vote to avoid the conflict and we all know
well that how much important it is to cast a vote.
Every citizen must cast vote because it is a sacred due on every
person and it is our right and duty to cast a vote. Not casting it
is something immoral.
We give our precious votes on these bases and after electing the
leader criticize them for depriving us of our rights or for not
fulfilling the promises made before the elections.
Now the question is how do you vote? How much progress you want to
see in your country in the next five years? Do you think the person
you are going to choose as your leader has got the skills to lead?
What happens if you do not cast your vote?
We ourselves are responsible for the existing situation. Being the
youth of this country we will have to take the initiative. We must
think beyond the boundaries of caste, religion and region. Please
do give your vote to those who ought to have them, who have the
abilities to go in front, who can guide you better. If we really
want to bring change in the existing system we will have to change
the traditional mindset and system. Do not choose someone on the
basis of caste, religion or region.
If we all think like that we can definitely bring the change we
want in our country and for which we have been talking about very
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