Local Bodies Elections

Candidates have finally started campaigning for local bodies elections, expected to be held in August. Although Election Commission of Pakistan still hasn’t issued official schedule or the code of conduct but we are now begining to see signs of door-2-door campaigns in some areas of Lahore. Banners, wall chalking etc is not allowed but nobody seems to be paying attention to these rules. Last week Lahore police cleaned-up some parts of the city by removing banners, posters and other advertising stuff from streets, walls etc but the very next day, it was the same old story once again.
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Source: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk

Another rule that no candidate should have any affiliation with any of the political parties is also becoming a joke. There is a very clear and visible support to candidates from major political parties. Clearly government is supporting a certain set of candidates by giving them political support, money, transport and everything possible.

Another thing is the amount of money some of the candidates are spending. According to a report by Daily Times, an independent candidate for UC-73, Abdul Waheed, said that he would

3 Comments so far

  1. Lefty (unregistered) on July 25th, 2005 @ 3:09 pm

    oh elections or no elections they are all the same. no point in wasting your vote


  2. Shoaib (unregistered) on August 8th, 2005 @ 6:56 pm

    Thats a stupid way of looking at this lefty … if you cannot choose th best, choose the elast worse … make your vote count … otherwise you have no right complaining!


  3. Shoaib (unregistered) on August 8th, 2005 @ 7:00 pm

    Sorry for beeig rude lefty, but thats just a stupid way of approaching it. If you cannot chose teh best, choose the elast worse … if you dont vote, you have no right complaining about anything. If your vote doesnt count because not enough people agree with you, well its your job to make more people agreeing with you.



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