Syed Umer Gardezi, Islamabad
After two years of constitutional crisis, the elections were finally completed in Pakistan, but after seeing the big victory of Imran Khan’s independent candidates, the Election Commission suddenly stopped the results. Anti-Imran Khan media also started broadcasting the news after seeing the victory of independent candidates of Tehreek-e-Insaf, but suddenly the results were stopped due to which the candidates of Tehreek-e-Insaf started protesting across the country. The Returning Officers have also refused to issue Form 45 to the candidates.
A very alarming situation is emerging in Pakistan at present. Major politicians, including Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Rana Sanaullah, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Pervez Khattak, and other eminent candidates were seen to be losing badly. As soon as the protests started in all the cities of Pakistan, the media was stopped from giving coverage. In Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the independent candidates of Tehreek-e-Insaf are winning 100 percent of the seats, while the majority candidates of Tehreek-e-Insaf are leading in Punjab and the Federation.
As soon as the mobile phone service is restored, the images of Form 45 of each constituency have reached the mobile phones of the returning officers as well as the public. Each form 45 is reflecting PTI’s clear lead. Now after that, if someone changes the results, the outcome will look dangerous. Today, the state machinery once again set new examples of cruelty and violence against Tehreek-e-Insaf candidates.
70 to 80 percent of the official results are received by 11:00 p.m., but the election commission’s dishonesty has reached such an extreme that not a single constituency result has been released and the offices of the returning officers have been occupied by unknown persons. No candidate or polling agent is being allowed to enter. This dark era of oppression is going to end in Pakistan. Now it is hoped that Tehreek-e-Insaaf workers and voters will come out and take away their right.