Pakistani nation will cast their votes this Saturday (11-05-2013) for choosing the new lawmakers. This is the 11th general election for Pakistan. This is the first time since 1962 when first general election was held, that democratic transition is taking place successfully between the two elected governments. Last five years can be termed as the worst democratic period in the history of Pakistan.
None of the elections has been so unpredictable and complex in the history of Pakistan as this one is. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as a big threat for Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PMLN), which has been dreaming of clean sweeping the election without any significant competition. However during the election campaign people in different cities have given great response to Imran Khan. Women and youngsters are the main power of PTI and if the turn out remains high on the Election Day, all claims and predictions in the favour of PMLN could turn wrong.
Imran Khan has made Sharif brothers nervous, who were quite sure of their victory after the poor performance of PPP government in federal. Punjab government’s several initiatives (Metro bus, Danish schools, Laptop scheme, Solar energy panels’ distribution and eradication of dengue disease) are the trump cards for the PMLN leadership and they had full confidence that they would get the maximum votes in the upcoming election. However Imran Khan has come up with a clear programme and vision. He has openly taken stance of coming out of the US slavery and debts. He has clearly warned that the US drones attacking in Pakistan would be fallen down. Imran has also given two year time for getting rid of the worst electricity shortage resulting in 12-16 long load shedding in the cities. He also has a programme of bringing reforms in Police so that the worst law and order situation would be improved.
Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PMLN) on the other hand have come up with the intentions of bringing some new infrastructure projects like Bullet Train (from Karachi to Peshawar) and new motorways. They also have vowed to control the electricity shortage and strengthen the economy. Former Chief Minister of Punjab Mr. Shahbaz Sharif gives examples of successfully eradicating dengue, and launching Merto Bus project in just 11 month record period. People in high volumes are attending the gatherings of both the parties and listening to their leaders. Who wins? Nothing can be predicted at this stage and we have to wait till Saturday, the 11th of May 2013 when things will get clear. However it is clear that now a better time is coming for Pakistan. Insha Allah!!!!!