why wont you cast your vote?

Lets hear it. All the reasons you guys have NOT to vote in the upcoming elections. The most logical reasons, i’ll make a poll of and we’ll see how many people share your view.

63 Comments so far

  1. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 5:15 am

    There is nothing wrong with child born out of wed lock, he/she still deserve same respect like anybody else. Wedding is just a paper in my book.
    Please come out of the dark ages. Who cares what Imran Khan does or did in his private life. Question should be his gutts and skills to be able run a country with responsibility. And not loses his temper and “hosh” everytime there is a crisis or trouble times.


  2. Raza (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 8:17 am

    I don’t care what anyone says about IK – he’s got more credibility than any of those feudal, corrupt and gangster goons on the political scene. Don’t dismiss him because of his antics in private (you’re no angel either, mind you). He’s the most reasonable guy around, and hence will get my vote. But like I said,No IK, No vote.


  3. Saad Mubarak (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 9:20 am

    my vote is for Imran Khan. . .no one else deserves it. . .you all can sit and say whatever you want to say. . .because that is not going to change anything. . .


  4. pkhan (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 10:49 am

    @ShahidNUSA: Is this a Muslim Talking? if not then your comments are Fine.


  5. HITMAN (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 1:07 pm

    @Imran
    I believe ppl in karachi don’t want seperation or division of Pakistan. Please brief me abt the Jinnah Pur plan while u scream abt the anti Pakistan elements in up conuntry


  6. Anathema (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 2:05 pm

    1. cuz i like the president. i like what he’s done. and there is no political party that wants to endorse him
    2. is there any party that seems authentic favouring the best interest of the country.
    3. there do appear some good candidates for NA seats. but what about their leaders? i dont want to vote for a party that will result in getting those leaders
    4. if a leader appears somewhat bearable, they have lousy candidates from my area

    so what to do? i want musharraf to stay and not let these people come to power. so. adios voting.


  7. mansoor (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 2:32 pm

    anathema: your the first one who’s mentioned candidate selection. This will be the topic of my next post, however, briefly i’ll state what i want here.

    When you vote, you are voting for YOUR candidate who will take your voice up to the federal level. The job of the legislator (MNA & Senators in our case) is to ensure laws being drafted are consistent with the wishes of people in their constituency.

    mostly, when we talk about the feudal areas, senators and legsilators go with their own agendas, because they do not have 1)responsibility to voters and 2) need to satisfy their constituents wishes in order to be re-elected. which is why the ‘democracy’ we all scream about doesn’t work.

    BUT, from urban areas, this can change.. and it can change through the actions of each and every one of us. Choosing our candidates based on THEIR merit and agendas gives you the opportunity to influence selection. Once ‘we’, as a city, town or UC make sure people contesting the election need to ‘work for our vote’, the agendas become more detailed, and the candidates become more choosey about which party ticket to contest from.

    in summary: your voting for the CANDIDATE and not for who becomes PM! The PM choosing is done via who forms the majority in the NA, not by ur direct vote.


  8. HITMAN (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 3:13 pm

    yeah, thats y I m in favor presidential system rather than parliamentary


  9. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 9:22 pm

    @Anathema: AATA konsi black market se khareed rahe ho? ya Shokat aziz tumhara uncle hain?


  10. Concerned (unregistered) on January 21st, 2008 @ 5:10 pm

    IK is not a politician, he is just wasting his and our time.

    The person who can sit with Jamiatis, the initial root cause of terrorism and then has the nerve to blame mushy for suicide bombings is a bloody hyprocrite if you ask me.


  11. Concerned (unregistered) on January 21st, 2008 @ 5:57 pm

    My vote goes to MQM. at least they give a damn about my city.


  12. d0ct0r (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2008 @ 12:56 am

    heh i blame Mush for suicide bombings..whole world blames him,wats the big deal abt that?


  13. Anathema (unregistered) on January 27th, 2008 @ 9:27 pm

    @Mansoor: my candidates are for the NA-250. I like one, and he has been in office before. that chap, though not MQM (and hey. truth be Governor and City Nazim HAVE proved MQM is worth my vote) has proved he can work for my city and its people. The problem: he is not strong enough to fight, argue or debate on behalf of the people. Same goes for the lady from my candidacy. She’s a novice to governmental politics, thouogh i’m told she’s brilliant at politics at the Arts Council and has held a superior post there. That said, she being from MQM may pass the message on to those who matter. But the point remains: will she raise a voice for her people? As for the third political party candidate: he can stick with his denim factory and honorary consul general-cy.
    I think two of the three candidates matter but matter enough to represent: i have my doubts.

    @Adnan Siddiqi: sir ji. jab costs of production aka fuel prices oopar ja rahe hain, DAP 1800 fi tonne bikega aur urea bhi kuch kum daam ka nahin hai.. and that all being THE LOWEST compared to world prices, iss main shuki aur baqiyon ka kya qusoor? and all this not acccounting for climatic losses and natural disasters.
    oh wait. did all this go over your head? i’ve been dealing with all three major sectors for over two years now. from what i can see right now, i am not even going to look at a customer dealing in these areas: cotton, sugar and wheat. its not black markting alone. which reminds me: who has not done black marketing?
    back to square one: which political party or candidate?



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