The national and provincial assembly elections in Pakistan have officially commenced, with polling stations opening their doors at 8:00 AM across the nation. A monumental day for democracy in Pakistan, the elections are set to shape the future of the country’s governance, engaging a staggering voter base of over 128 million registered individuals.
Voters are turning out in significant numbers to cast their ballots, a testament to the country’s robust democratic spirit. The electoral process, a cornerstone of democracy, will continue uninterrupted until 5:00 PM today at almost all polling locations nationwide.
Security Alert – Amidst the democratic fervor, a shadow looms large with credible terrorist threats targeting various polling stations. Authorities are on high alert, deploying extensive security measures to safeguard the electoral process. Voters are strongly encouraged to remain cautious, prioritize their safety, and adhere to all security protocols.
Safety Advisory – Citizens who have exercised their democratic right are advised to leave the polling premises immediately after voting. Lingering around polling stations is strongly discouraged to minimize risks and ensure the safety of all involved.
Feb 08, 2024 13:04 EST
PML-N’s Attaullah Tarar Denies Claims of PTI Voters Facing Obstacles at Polling Stations
PML-N’s Attaullah Tarar refuted allegations suggesting PTI voters encountered hindrances at polling stations. Speaking in Lahore, Tarar dismissed assertions that PTI supporters felt intimidated to openly declare their vote choice. He emphasized, “No one can cure fear,” pointing out the absence of reported incidents hindering PTI voters. Referring to Rana Sanaullah’s case, Tarar highlighted resilience amid challenges. He commended the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) arrangements, affirming freedom in the electoral process. Tarar’s remarks underscored the importance of impartiality and smooth operations during elections to uphold democratic principles.
Feb 08, 2024 13:01 EST
Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari Calls for Immediate Restoration of Mobile Phone Services
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has urged authorities to restore mobile phone services across the country without delay. The call for action comes after the interior ministry ordered a temporary shutdown of mobile signals due to heightened security concerns surrounding the electoral process.
Expressing his dissatisfaction with the shutdown, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari emphasized the importance of uninterrupted communication channels, particularly during critical events such as elections. He has directed his party to take proactive steps by engaging with the Election Commission of Pakistan and pursuing legal avenues through the courts to ensure the swift restoration of mobile services.