Election 2013: Karachi suffers again

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.

http://united4justice.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/karachi-election-fraud-issue/

The same blogger has recounted the first hand experience of rigging in Karachi in below.

http://united4justice.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/pakistan-2013-elections-mqm-terrorism-as-usual-no-fair-elections-in-karachi/

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.

http://dawn.com/2013/05/11/na-250-the-sham/

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

http://www.awaztoday.com/News-Talk-Shows/37621/Pakistan-Elections-2013-MQM-Rigging-NA251-Karachi.aspx

http://www.siasat.pk/forum/showthread.php?183799-Election-Rigging-in-Karachi-Video-Footage

http://tribune.com.pk/story/547908/you-can-rig-all-you-want-karachi-will-not-take-your-rubbish/

Post Script

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%.

http://dawn.com/2013/05/14/rigging-49-polling-stations-received-over-100pc-turnout-across-pakistan/

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.

 

Update

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.

Election 2013: Remember 12th May tomorrow

Remember 12th May tomorrow

Whatever the circumstances, the human nature is always hopeful and so we are hopeful that the population will come out in droves and vote with the conscience and not with emotional attachment to leaders who have never delivered in the past and who in fact are a great hindrance to the progress of the great country of ours – Pakistan.

When you vote tomorrow, please remember to reject the corrupt, the tried and tested, the mock faithfuls, the so called open minded when they are the most closed minded and above all the extortionists, the real terrorists, the cannibals.

Vote for the untried and untested. This is the best hope we have…. And perhaps the most provident.

In the midst of all, please do not forget 12th May, it is only fitting that the elections are taking place in May only a day ahead of 12th May which is one of the darkest chapters in country’s history when a city was locked down by darkness and torch bearers of confrontation and regression.

No one should forget 12th May, 2007, when a country’s Chief Justice was denied entry to Karachi. When people were killed in cold blood, when media was terrorised and which to this day is crying for justice.

The three main parties claiming to represent the voice of liberals played the game of blood against each other’s workers on that day.

You can search for yourself to confirm what happened that day but you may find some links at the end of the article as well.

The supporters of this crime and many more over the course of the last fifty decades (including succession of East Pakistan and other debacles) and their cohorts should be utterly rejected if the people require a change for the better, for a politics without violence where differing opinions are respected and where people are respected for what they bring to the table and welcomed.

Karachi is a cosmopolitan city, attracting people from all ethnicitiy and backgrounds like any mega-city in the world and will remain so. It is up to the people to come out in their droves and reject the politics of fear, intimidation, extortion and above all false victimization. People remaining in power for over two decades cannot claim victimization.. not any more.

Remember, it is very difficult to rig an election, where an overwhelming majority of people vote for a new face, a change. Vote for Imran Khan, he is not a perfect man but he has never been tried. And  only a fool will try the same thing, the same people again and again which has failed before. It has not worked in the past and will not work in the future.

Vote for your future generations… vote for hope.

Good luck Pakistan.

Links (remember and reflect before you vote!)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Karachi_riots

http://www.opinion-maker.org/2013/04/pakistan-12th-may-a-message-loud-and-clear/

http://www.chowrangi.pk/12-may-2007-a-black-day-in-history-of-pakistan.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/8693681.stm

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/13/world/asia/13iht-pakistan.5.5692979.html?_r=0

http://www.iol.co.za/news/world/karachi-gun-battles-leads-to-deadly-chaos-1.352721#.UY0Z8cUUOqY

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – why Karachi is a map

Not being a keen follower of gaming anymore, it was surprising to learn that Karachi is a battle map on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

It is the most despecable thing Activision (the creators of this game) have done. All gaming lovers who love Pakistan and Karachi should write protest emails to Activision (support@callofduty.com). Here is the brief description from Call of Duty Wiki on this map.

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Karachi is a map in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 set in Karachi, Pakistan.

The factions are the Navy SEALs and the OpFor. It takes place in a town setting.  There are many buildings to enter and attack from.  The most popular area is made up of an alleyway and two buildings connected by a balcony connected by two ladders.

Source: http://callofduty.wikia.com/wiki/Karachi

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It appears Activision are acting on some hidden agendas to desensitise people around these things so that if something is planned by some idiots (remember the invasion of Iraq on lies!), people are not shocked.

If this is not the case then Activision should add Washington DC as a map as well… may be it is too naive to think.. they can’t risk the massive domestic US population anger which can affect their sales forever.

What double standards…..

Shame on you Activision.