Jan. 8 Elections postponed

The Election Commission of Pakistan has announced to postpone the Jan. 8, 2008 National and Provincial assembly elections in view of the sensitive situation in the country after the death of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Apart from that another Provincial candidate Asfand yar Aameer Zaib, Walee-a-Sawat was killed in a bomb blast Friday. New date for the elections will be announced tomorrow after a meeting with government and security officials.

In some places, the commission said, the security situation was “not conducive” to holding the elections on Jan 8. “Election Commission offices in nine districts have been set on fire, leaving electoral rolls reduced to ashes.”

And Pakistan People Party has decided to participate in the Jan 8 elections, their candidates will participate in the upcoming elections, with Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as the Chairperson.

5 Comments so far

  1. JayJay (unregistered) on December 31st, 2007 @ 8:16 am

    Have they? I thought EC will meet today to decide or is it a prophesy?

  2. check_your_facts (unregistered) on December 31st, 2007 @ 10:59 pm

    “The Election Commission of Pakistan has announced to postpone the Jan. 8, 2008 National and Provincial assembly elections.”

    Source please!!!

    Is there any moral responsibility of bloggers not to spread lies???

  3. Momekh (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 11:23 pm

    this guy here is asking for sources, and then without waiting for it, has casually passed a remark about bloggers spreading lies.

    Dude, before blurting out like this, you ought to check for yourself ‘as well’!! Google is always nearby when you are on your PC, no?

    This is all over the news now. And when this was posted, it was confirmed at that time as well.

  4. JayJay (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2008 @ 12:24 pm

    EC is yet to make decision on postponing elections or otherwise. Is the blogger ready to take any responsibility for pre-empting the EC?

    MOMEKH – Are you imp;ying that the EC had decided to postpone the election of the day of this post, 30/12/07, only the readers failed to google it? The right to publish comes with the responsibilty of honesty, but, then, who care this is Pakistan.

  5. Momekh (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2008 @ 3:45 pm

    Please see http://www.elections.com.pk/newsdetails.php?id=445 for the latest issuance of the statement by EC that says that holding election on 8th is “impossible” and that the elections will be held sometime in Feb. The exact date has yet to be finalized.

    At the time of this post, at least one mainstream newspaper (Hindustan Times I believe) already ran the story of EC postponing the elections.

    And what I am implying is that before jumping to conclusions regarding the ‘honesty’ of bloggers, or writeres, some solid background check is of the order (and no, just Googling something is not a SOLID bg check, though it does hold weight).

    Asking for a source is a VERY commendable thing to do, but at the same time implying that the blogger is lying is way too judgemental and plain wrong. Just like you, JayJay, have done when you say ‘who cares this is Pakistan’. That, by all means, is irresponsible, childish and uncalled for.

    I hope I have come across clearly. God bless & peace.

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