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Pakistan to conduct re-elections at booths where no violence was observed

26, Jul 2018 By Guest Patrakar

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the people of Pakistan got a chance to come out of their homes and express their democratic power. In a tight battle between jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former cricketer Imran Khan, the country witnessing General Elections also witnessed many acts of violence on streets and on booths, where votes were being cast.

At almost every booth, there was some form of violence reported and many booths saw people getting heavily injured or even killed. The violence at every booth ensured suitable media coverage at these booths. However, there were a few booths where there was absolutely no violence reported and hence these booths got deprived of media attention.

The absence of any kind of violence and lack of media coverage at these booths surprised everyone and resulted in Pakistan Election Commission announcing re-elections at these booths.

The Election Commission’s decision to conduct re-elections has shook people across the world. It has re-established the fact that Pakistan is one of the most violent countries in the world. Both the main parties of these General Elections have extremist views and resort to violence to ensure the seats in their favour.

Faking News reporter spoke to Imran Khan, the leader of PTI. Imran said, “See, Pakistan is a democratic country. Ok! at least that’s what we call it, and elections are celebrated like festivals here. Have you ever seen any festival where people don’t get injured? In Diwali, Holi, Muharram, people get injured so there’s nothing strange. We can’t imagine an accident-free festival. Similarly, we don’t consider an election at a booth as complete if there’s no violence at the booth. I welcome the Election Commission’s decision to re-conduct elections at these booths.”

No former Prime Minister of Pakistan has ever resigned gracefully, how can it be different this time. The elections are over, counting has begun and soon we will get to know who will lose the election and who will be jailed or .. never mind!