Election In Pakistan


Election are very important for a democratic country. The concept of democracy is linked with elections. Elections are the means to elect the result of the country. The system to elect the rulers by the exercise of the will of the people is very old. It take back to the ancient Greece and Rome. Later on, the system was adopted in a different way by the Muslim Caliph. In the modern age, the rulers of a democratic country are chosen by mean of casting votes. The votes are cast to elect the representative of the people. 

'' The arrangement done to cast the votes is called election.'' 

Election in Pakistan are held to elect the representatives of provincial Assemblies, National Assembly and the Senate. The four provinces have their provincial assemblies. There is party system in Pakistan. The party who returns majority of the representatives forms the government. In the same manner, the party who is in majority at the federal level forms central Govt. The election to senate is based on the equal number of seats, in each province. The senate is the upper house in Pakistan. There are elections to local bodies also. They are also conducted on the above mention pattern.

The elections are conducted and arranged by an election commission. The election commissioner often belongs to judiciary. He is said to be an impartial and fair person. The election commissioner seeks the help of different departments to conduct the election. The judiciary and army are there to help the election commission for a smooth and fair election. The school and college teachers, the bankers and other public servants practically conduct the election.

''They conduct polling on the election day.''

Election comping starts with the announcement of election programmer. Every village, town and city of the country bustles with activity. All the contesting parties, their workers and supporters become busy like a bee. They start canvassing. The banners, posters, portraits in support of the candidate are displayed. Rallies and processions are taken out. Workers and supporters wear badges on their bodies. Slogans are raised in support of their candidates. Fiery speeches are made. The whole atmosphere is charged with tension. The acts of violence are committed. The political animosity reaches its climax. At some places, murders are committed.

Polling day becomes the center of activity. Media men visit different polling stations and keep the people aware of the on going process of polling. Voters rush to the polling station. The workers and supporters of each candidate knock at the door of the people and persuade everyone to cast vote in favor of their candidates. The voters are offered vehicles to reach the polling station. They are served with soft drink and other tasty eatables.

The supporters of each candidate remain at the polling station till the end of elections. They raise slogans and make signs of victory in favor of their country. After the results, the supporters of winnings party fire crackers and beat drums. They go to their candidate in the form of procession, raising slogans in his favor. Election system in Pakistan is not without its faults. After the election, the losing parties claim that the elections were rigged. They are not willing to accept their defeat. But on the whole, elections are tree, fair and impartial.
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