Islamabad up and about on election day

Male polling station, government model school appears to be hub for PTI supporters.

Zahid Gishkori May 11, 2013
Young people have come out to set camps and umbrellas. PHOTO: APP

ISLAMABAD: The male polling station, Government Model P/S G-7/2, appears to be a hub for the supporters of the  Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) candidate Javid Hashmi and JI candidate Mian Aslam.

There are six police personnel while three men from the military are assisting them. Polling station is fully safe, Imran Asad of Melody Police Station told The Express Tribune about the security arrangements in the area.

Suprisingly, there came four young men who were under age to vote but are installing camps for the PTI voters.

“My father and mother are about to reach Sittara Market, chief camps for PTI workers in Islamabad," said Shadab Umer, an O-level student in Beacon House F-7/2 sector branch.

These youngsters are installing PTI flags, banners and umbrellas for voters.

However, polling staff was nowhere to be seen around 8am, according to our reporter Zahid Gishkori

Security arrangements for this polling station had been finalized and some 2400 voters are expected to cast their votes here.

In Islamabad people usually are not early riser but today there is a unique hustle and bustle as they discuss politics.

Two men also came to support Faisal Sakhi Butt of the Pakistan Peoples party (PPP) and were in search of convenient place for installing their camp.

Several people are listening paid song of various political parties at Al-hamra hotel, adjacent to school.

People of Sittara Market are casting their votes to JI because he is strong supporter of us, said Mian Manzoor of CDA Labour Union. But interestingly his son Ahmed Manzoor who will cast his vote first time is supporting Bat.

“I will vote for Imran Khan who promises change”, he told The Express Tribune while having breakfast at Al Hamra hotel.


Aysha | 8 years ago | Reply

so much for change. . .

Chief Justice of Pakistan is shown to have voted on TV, he of course didnt not have to stand in the cue and vote with ordinary citizens, but why is he accompanied by his son Arsalan. Why didnt Arsalan stand in the cue with the others in the constituency and wait for his turn.


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