Pakistan is all set for General Election 2018; Political parties concluded their election campaign across the country while Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has completed all the preparations for the election 2018 with enthusiasm of free, fair and transparent. Today the polling will begin at 8 am and will continue till 6pm.
As per Election Commission of Pakistan about 3,675 candidates are in the electoral race on the National Assembly’s seats, whereas about 8,895 for the provincial legislatures. 1,696 candidates are vying for the National Assembly’s constituencies from Punjab and 4,242 for the provincial legislature. From Sindh, 872 are contesting for the National Assembly seats and 2,382 for the provincial assembly. Total contesting candidates for the National Assembly from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are 760 and 1,264 for the provincial assembly. For Balochistan’s National Assembly seats, there are a total of 303 candidates and 1,007 for its provincial assembly seats. In Islamabad, seventy six candidates are in the race for three seats of National Assembly. According to the electoral rolls, 105.96 million voters are eligible to cast the vote for this General election 2018.
It is our national responsibility to cast our vote, every citizen should exercise right to cast vote in election for the betterment of Pakistan and for strengthening democracy in the country. People must vote for betterment of their collective future. We should vote for the future generations, we are lucky enough to elect our leadership by our own votes. The power is in our hands and we have the chance to elect leaders of our choice. There are many countries in the world that don’t have the democratic rules and people are unable to elect leaders of their liking. It is a lame excuse that all the politicians are same and nothing would change in the country for the betterment of people. If a person is not voting than he should not be complaining.
Considering the fact that during election campaigns terrorists targeted the political rallies and there are still threats of terror attacks on polling day, law enforcing agencies must be on their toes. Foolproof security arrangements must be assured so citizen could come out and cast their votes without any fear. We hope that elections day would pass without any untoward incident and law enforcing agencies will maintain law and order situation.
People must come out to vote for betterment of Pakistan.