Wednesday, July Who's in the running? Shehbaz Sharif, who has governed Punjab province for the last decade, took over the official reins of the PML-N after his elder brother Nawaz, a three-time prime minister, was jailed for corruption.
More on that below. How does the vote work? More than million eligible voters can cast their ballots for two seats in each constituency: one for the National Assembly the lower house of the federal parliament and one for their Provincial Assembly which runs their provincial government. In total, there directly elected and 70 reserved National Assembly seats up for grabs across the country.
A single party will need to bag at least of the directly elected seats to be able to form the government on its own. What's at stake this year? Last July, then-Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was dismissed from office having falsely filled out a parliamentary wealth declaration.
On July 6, he was convicted by an anti-corruption court. Bread, Cloth, House slogan. The reaction of political analysts was mixed, with many holding massive corruption and nepotism as the reasons for the government's perceived failures. Even in his televised address, while trumpeting the occasion, PM Raja P Ashraf quietly conceded that his government had also been a source of disappointment for many.
Public resentment had been fed by an endless list of problems: enduring power shortages [up to 18 hours a day at the peak of summer]; the failure to curb terrorist attacks, protect religious minorities and formulate a coherent anti-terrorism strategy; slow and weak response to the floods; sluggish economic growth, a bloated public sector, cresting inflation; and tales of legendary corruption, carving out private fortunes from a treasury to which they scandalously paid little in tax.
The fair election results also demonstrate that nation is against the corruption and has the desire to see Pakistan moving upward under the peaceful environment. Therefore, winning parties as promised have to delink Pakistan from the American's war and carryout the negotiations with the locals Taliban those believes in democratic processes, abiding by the law and ready to stop fighting against Pakistani Armed forces.
The wining parties should also be ready to fight back the foreign sponsored terrorism. Moreover, they also need to own the war against militancy. The losing parties have suffered a lot being target of TTP. These parties were not able to run their elections campaign due to Taliban blasts and threat. I would like to reveal here that in case of showing any laxity against terrorism or compromise with militants for the sake of will push the country into disaster.
The parties have to remain on one page to fight back the terrorism.Power shortages were another issue in the election campaign. Founded in start, the Pakistan Peoples Party PPP is a centre-left and left oriented party, with a mainstream agenda of promoting socialist economics and social justice. Article 62 of the Constitution out states college the Prime Minister must be a person who is "not less than twenty-five years of age and is enrolled as a voter in any electoral roll for election to essays seat". He unexpectedly left the country scholarship would not how addressing any party rallies or meetings.
Will the vote be free and fair? Wednesday, July Last July, then-Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was dismissed from office having falsely filled out a parliamentary wealth declaration. The wining parties should also be ready to fight back the foreign sponsored terrorism. In Sindh province, the PPP is expected to hold on to its rural base, but there will be an interesting fight for the 21 seats in Karachi, the provincial capital and the country's largest city.