Polls concluded peacefully

Voting concluded all around the country at 5:00 pm this evening with generally peaceful holding of elections everywhere. There were some ugly incidents causing at least 6 deaths in the Punjab province while a provincial assembly candidate was ambushed in Lahore yesterday.

Otherwise, the relative calmness comes as a relief to speculations of terrorism, riots or disturbance usually expected in such security scenario.

Lahore’s candidates are holding their breath waiting for the counting to end and then celebrate or lament their respective success or failure.

Meanwhile, media is declaring a poor 30% turnout rate for the 2008 Elections while there have not been any confirmed reports of rigging in Lahore polling stations. Several foreign observers including US Senetor John Kerry are reported to have monitored and visited points of polls in Lahore.

Let’s all hope everyone is able to keep calm and maintain the law and order situation after the results are declared.

1 Comment so far

  1. Suhaib (unregistered) on February 18th, 2008 @ 9:40 pm

    Thanks to Allah, everything went calmly throughout the country. Good luck to us for the up coming results.

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