Pakistan Elections 2008: Vote I Must

Posted on February 19, 2008
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We have recently been talking about whether people think that they should at all vote in these elections and it is clear from reports that the turnout has been rather low. But it seems that like in all elections there are some who you cannot keep away from polling, even if you wanted to. Here are some images of Pakistanis at Elections 2008.

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23 responses to “Pakistan Elections 2008: Vote I Must”

  1. Rizwan Elahi says:

    Razia thanks for the link. wow

  2. jk says:

    razia: That is most unfortunate. It is not beyond belief at all. What do the other observers have to say about this?

  3. Eidee Man says:

    Just heard AITZAZ AHSAN on Dawn News a few minutes ago; he said that he would go along with whatever the party (PPP) decides, but his “personal wish” is to see Amin Fahim elected Prime Minister of Pakistan.

    Our “educated” elite are quick to be seen in support of Aitzaz (and rightfully so), but don’t seem to like acknowledging PPP’s strength.

    Also, as much as I like Imran Khan, he has committed a big blunder by staying out of this election. Throughout the world, it is customary for parties to participate even when they know that polls will be rigged….it’s a form of protest.

  4. Ayaz K. says:


    Getting rid of Dictatorship and inviting those who have done a lot of bad things to the country in the past, is a good idea or bad; I don’t know, but at least people won’t whine for next 2 to 3 years about the political anarchy and uncertainty (which is normally pronunced UncertaiNITY by most Pakistanis;) in Pakistan. They expect the new government will wave the magic wand and everything will be fine. As a matter of fact, they have a magic wand but they use it for their own vested interests and when the Treasure Chest is all stuffed and starts overflowing they fly away to distant destinations like UK, USA, Dubai or Saudi Arabia.

    I hate to play the old beat, but the Military Regime left no options at all to make a wise decision in electing/selecting the next leader. It always gets removed after costing so many lives and creates a vaccuum behind.

    Had Zia or Musharraf left the office after completing the tenure, things would be different but now again the Nation is going to be ruled by those who have been rejected and condemned unanimously for over a decade no matter they were in the office or not.

    Both Parties have gained or secured so many seats in the National And Provincial Assemblies and emerged as the winners but they will have to work real hard to regain the lost trust and credibility.

    Among the responsibilities of Pakistanis is to cherish these moments and treasure the freedom that they have. The best way to avoid the Dictatorship is not to give any opportunity or excuse to the Army/Military to become the rulers. They always appear when all the options are exhausted– in the time of total anarchy and uncertainty.

    We have to work together to strenghthen the Democratic Process in the country. We have to make Mr. Jinnah your role model and start a new day with new hopes, spirits and determination to make a better Pakistan.

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