A Future of Reconciliation and Not Confrontation

Posted on July 25, 2015 Articles

The credit really goes to Imran Khan who succeeded in bringing the prospects of the electoral system coming on the right track. It is because of his endeavours that a need of correcting the electoral system has been felt. A fair system ensuring fair polls will soon mark Pakistan political system, resulting into true democratic system.

According to the 237-page report released by the Judicial Commission, the 2013 general elections were in large part organised and conducted fairly and in accordance with the law.

The report says irregularities did exist ;nevertheless they did not provide benefit to anyone in particular and the election results reflect the popular mandate of the people.

The report blamed Election Commission of Pakistan for the irregularities that took place during the General Elections 2013 and stated that the staff was not trained sufficiently. According to the report, there was lack of communication between members of the Election Commission and their staff.

Nawaz Shareef said “As the most credible institution in the country has endorsed the results of the 2013 general elections, baseless allegations should stop once and for all now”.

Nawaz said the government was ready to forget what happened after the elections but it was unfortunate that the country was defamed by making fair and spotless elections disputed.

“We should consider the verdict as a milestone and embark on a new journey on the road to progress and get rid of chaos, uncertainty and instability”, said Nawaz Shareef.

Keeping in view the current developments in Pakistan’s body politic, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf  (PTI) should accept the verdict of the Judicial commision. And a future based on reconciliation and not confrontation should be the goal of both the leading parties. The only treatment of all the disorders of ruling machinery is making the electoral system fair.

Nawaz Shareef and Imran Khan plus other parties’ leaders must set on the table and formulate a fair electoral system. The system should be reshaped in such a manner that it gets free of flaws.

Dr Ali Ahmad
United Kingdom
24 July, 2015