The 2008 elections in Pakistan are very different from the previous
elections. These elections are happening at that crucial juncture of our history
when the country is rocking with bomb blasts and people are wary of suicide
bombers, and the hapless populace of Pakistan is yearning for power, gas, flour
and other basic necessities of life.
These are those times, when the media is controlled, judiciary is deposed,
and rigging news are rampant and PML-N, PPP are daily publishing white papers,
writing letters and issuing statements regarding the rigging to media, but in
These are those elections which are a do or die for this country, but the sad
thing is that the election commission is partisan, care-taker government is the
extension of previous regime led by PML-Q, the King’s party, and still the local
governments are very much active and allegedly using the state machinery to
ensure the victory of turn coats in their respective constituencies.
But despite of all these dark shadows, the power of vote goes beyond all evil
measures, and it is the onus upon the shoulders of Pakistanis to exercise their