Transparent election has been one of the biggest challenges in
Pakistanís political history. But this time around Pakistanís
Election Commission tried its best in conducting translucent
election under the circumstances. As there were many irregularities
reported by media and some of the polling stations were suspended.
In any case it is so nice to see that PTI has been successful in
securing most seats from KPK. I am surprised to hear that there was
no success from Chrital. I think it is safe to say that Chitralis
showed their loyalty to APML & PPP for their past services.
Congrats to all winners from Chitral.
It is a great progress ECP have been successful to certain extend
in accomplishing this set goal. Without a doubt it was very
difficult task when dealing with such large population. I believe
this is the first stepping stone towards a new Pakistan.
People have a great opportunity to vote for change this time but
regrettably chose a government that has dark history in the past.
Where they had made so many promises but didnít deliver. I hope and
pray this time they donít repeat the same mistake only the time
The spirit of common citizens was evident throughout the election.
They have done remarkable job in casting their ballots despite
looming danger to their safety. They showed their civil pride and
responsibility by queuing patiently for long hours to cast their
votes. There were serious violent incidents occurred in some parts
of the country, as I watched on TV overall the atmosphere seemed
calm and the democratic spirit of Pakistan prevailed.
As I observe election very closely I was very happy to see freedom
of speech in the media. The media was very active in advocating for
a peaceful and transparent election. They were picking up every
detail that was unethical and in fact having a very healthy
discussion about it what can be done to prevent such incidences in
They were reporting hour by hour details of polling results, even
some incidences where voters were devious. They offered extensive
coverage of elections and showing voterís accessibility,
information about contestants and compare candidates in the
broadcast debates. There were many skids, presentation; songs were
constantly playing in promoting voters education for the last few
weeks leading up to the Election Day.
The only think maybe I missed, didnít see the announcement of the
results from KPK Chitral nor there a coverage of election
campaigns. I hope to see more coverage in future from that part of
the region, being Chitrali I was keen to watch live news from that
part of the region.
Finally, I hope the successful candidates live up to their promises
and work towards new and improved Pakistan. And fulfill the
expectation placed in their shoulders and work hard for the
betterment and development of the country and region rather than
themselves. And hope to see more initiatives towards new Pakistan.