Karachi elections hijacked: MQM, PML-N, ASWJ using force, say witnesses

The situation remains extremely tense across the city.


May 11, 2013
The situation remains extremely tense across the city.. PHOTO: Rizwan Shehzad

Supporters of the MQM allegedly opened fire inside the DHA Women's college polling station, eye witnesses said.

Across the city, in NA-241 and PS-94, activists of the PML-N and ASWJ have closed polling for voters and are openly rigging the ballots in Fareeq Colony of Orangi Town.

The situation remains tense across the city, with the ECP giving till 8pm for voting in numerous constituencies.

The Army says they cannot help staff as it is not in their mandate to even touch a ballot paper. Many polling stations remain severely understaffed.

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Ali Zaid | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Having served as one of the polling staff and being target of violence myself, I HIGHLY recommend re-election in Karachi under strict supervision of Army. I suggest that an Army personnel be present around each polling booth with shoot-to-kill orders for miscreants. Elections in whole Pakistan are rigged and not credible at all.

dinesh anand | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

i wish terror free pakistan and india

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