Hopes are hopes and reality is sometimes cruel. 2013 elections have seen massive electoral fraud in Karachi again. People were afraid to come out and polling did not start until late in the afternoon and still vote casted for in hundreds of thousands… the only logical explanation can be the massive batch bolloting fraud and nothing else.
People claiming to be representing urban Sindh were so nervous that they managed to push the balloting time to late afternoon to ensure doctoring of results.
Read the following blog written on November 29, 2012 raising these fears which have materialised on 11th May.
The same blogger has recounted the first hand experience of rigging in Karachi in below.
The story of NA-250
The polling area for this constituency includes affluent neighbourhoods of DHA. Traditionally these people do not vote and their vote is casted by the powers to be. This time around however they came out in droves to support PTI and found out that their electoral right was being snatched away from them in broad daylight.
Here is the experience of the Deputy Editor of the Dawn Newspaper.
However, people have spoken and the people of urban Sindh and particularly Karachi are for the first time unafraid of the thugs. The change is coming and although it is slow, it is inevitable.
Evidence of rigging in Karachi
It appears PPPP and PML N are also involved in massive rigging. Evidence popping up all over the internet.
Clear rigging in at least 49 polling stations across the country as turnout was more than 100%.
In other consitituencies, riggers were clever and ensured the turnout stayed less than 100%. If the election commission is any independent and would like the results to be accepted by all, then it should look at verifying the count for all polling stations where turnout was more than 80%. It should catch most poll rigging hopefully.
The leader of the thugs has threatened the peaceful protestors against the sham elections in Karachi in a very poisonous, divisive and mafia-like speech. All media networks are now completely silent and not speaking about the rigging at all. There is visible fear in the posture of media anchors and commentators after this speech. This is the politics of terror and fear at its worst. It is like Lord Voldemort… oops. … you cannot name him but everyone knows who this thug is.