Exercising the right of franchise today!


Voters of National Assembly constituency NA-250 Karachi-XII will be exercising their right of franchise on Saturday (today) during the bye-polls which is expected to be one-to-one contest between Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) candidates.

So who do you project will win this time?

24 Comments so far

  1. MB (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 10:54 am

    But i gues peole there should cast a DA VINCI VOTE
    Please refer to DAILY DAWN for its defination

    And hey mansoor my comment is held up for approval at other post the twin towers. Check it please

  2. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 11:02 am

    ye NA 250 konsa area mey lagta hay?

  3. MB (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 11:17 am

    @Adnan : It i guess Saddar + Clifon something….not sure

    Sorry i forgot to mention previously…..Obviously MQM should & will win….lolzz

  4. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 12:27 pm

    MQM used fire snorkels to sprinkle rose petals on the
    participants of a election campaign rally held in NA 250… Altaf bai’s friend was awarded a plot within korangi firestation to setup up a crushing plant .

    with the usage of state machinery even a chota mota gangster can win national assembly seat… here these are organized gangsters so naturally they’ll win…

    it will also be a test for election commission and will be sort of a sneak peek into general elections

  5. mez (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 12:56 pm

    offcourse terrorist MQM will win..MQM(made in army) rulzzzzzz

  6. mansoor (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 3:14 pm

    everyone goes on and on about terrorist MQM… sure, thats a major element within them, but why do we turn a blind eye towards their good activities?

    Last election, i heard they actually offered pick/drop service to quite a few people, to get them to post their votes. This time.. there wasn’t ONE violent rally..

    the plot scheme, they go on everywhere. Politics runs on favours, and if you cant/wont grant them.. your out.

  7. ali (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 4:15 pm

    MQM must win because karachi is their city.

  8. Imran (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 8:34 pm

    “So who do you project will win this time?”

    Is that a trick question? :)

    As much as i want to see free and fair elections in Pakistan, i can deceive myself into believeing that they ARE free and fair. However any person with a modicum of experience knows that at the end of the voting game, elections are engineered in Pakistan. The outcome is always pre-determined. So much for free-will in Pakistan.

    “MQM wins this electon.”

  9. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 10:57 pm

    Yea Karachi for MQM, larkana for Bibi, Mansoora for Qazi, Raiwind for Abba and Co[Mian Shareef and Sons],Pindi for Shaikh Rasheed but what is for awam? and if it’s a Multiple Choice Question then the choice would be “d” that is “NONE OF THE ABOVE”.

  10. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 12:23 am

    as it was expected MQM won NA’s seat from karachi and
    PML Q won PA’s seat from jamshoro… these people r in power no one can beat them…

  11. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 12:28 am

    MQM 53000 vs PPP 9000

    seems like MQM is insanely popular in that part of karachi…

  12. MB (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 12:49 am

    After reading the above impressive comment my VOTE is for Adnan now. May ALLAH bless him & he wins. Awaam ka nara hai Adnan hamara hai….
    i just love that line : “NONE OF THE ABOVE”.
    Adnan tum hameysha hee es tarah ki achi batain kion nahi kertay ;)

    @Doctor :
    ” MQM 53000 vs PPP 9000 ” ???
    I guess the drama went to over exposed ?
    Isn’t it ?
    MQM should have made it 53000 vs 30000 something so that it would look competitive. They over played it.

  13. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 1:12 am

    MQM 53000 vs PPP 9000
    seems like MQM is insanely popular in that part of karachi…

    Actually MQM has won in much better margin in past when the oponents didn’t get not more than 1000 or 2000 votes but then that was late 80s and early 90s when MQM was at peak and Altaf used to be treated as god. Things are pretty changed now and there are possible chances that MQM has engineered the election.

  14. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 1:12 am

    this just shows how next general election will turn out to be… CM will make sure PML Q wins interior sindh by hooks and crooks while MQM will make sure it bags karachi n hyderabad seats

    btw CM has gone mad or something giving stupid statements on tv about PPP and Ms Naheed Khan, he has a big mouth often just don’t considers what rubbish he is speaking…

  15. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 1:18 am

    offcourse its all engineered …

  16. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 1:20 am

    and in interior sindh PML Q aka Lota group getting all the seats in by elections is also surprising… if free and fair elections are held then it a PPP strong hold without doubt…

  17. Kashif (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 1:32 am

    Aik zero extra lag gaya hoga, it would be 53000 vs 900 :)

  18. karachiite (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 1:56 am

    I wish people will stop being so negative about the election process: it discourages people from going out to vote resulting in such low turnouts – 30% in this case.

    I’m sure manipulation of the results takes places, but probably on a scale smaller then people think – maybe a few thousand here and there affecting a tight race, not tens of thousands.

    In this particular election the PPP is not exactly an innocent bystander. Their famous hard core jialas existed for decades before the MQM was even born. So it’s not like they’ll stand around watching while victory is snatched from them.

    It’s a tradition in Pakistan to blame a loss on rigging, which is an insult to the people who went out and voted. I wonder how many of the critics actually did so themselves.

  19. TURAB (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 2:01 am


  20. mansoor (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 2:46 am

    karachiite: “It’s a tradition in Pakistan to blame a loss on rigging” very well said! Its that way in general, if you cant get something, its because the other one dealt one below the belt! the last thing we ever do is something for ourselves!

    Incase anyone didn’t notice, MQM had election paraphernalia EVERYWHERE in the area! Every khamba had their banner/flag/altaf’s photo.. cars were carrying MQM flags, they had billboards everywhere. If for nothing else, they ran a pretty impressive public campaign.

  21. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 3:26 am

    funding wise MQM is the richest party at the moment in pakistan … coz it controls the goose that lays golden eggs(Karachi) , so all those flags all those advertisements on main pages of national newpapers all those flags billboards are simply no problem…

    with that kind of money they can even buy all the lotas that are up for sale after general election and can even go on to secure a 2/3rd majority in NA… 220 Billion was karachi package altogether Bribes and kickbacks not included and most of the contracts went to MQM it self so just imagine kind of resources at their disposal at the moment…

  22. MB (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 10:02 am

    @MANSOOR :

    “If for nothing else, they (MQM) ran a pretty impressive public campaign”

    Mansoor you know what ?
    We have a beggar in our locality, i can bet billions on him. He would be a marketing manager in a fortune 500, had luck treated him well.

    So just provide him the gunda-gard youngsters, all police force & public money and he can beat Musharraf in Karachi if they both contest….. “impressive public campaign…..??? ” …lolzz

  23. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 1:07 pm

    When Pakistan was suffering, our [Pak]Army was planning to build new HQ in Islamabad.

    Although the huge public outcry that followed forced the government to postpone the purchase of 77 F-16 fighter aircraft from the US, the Pakistani Army is still going ahead with the construction of new General Headquarters building and accommodation for Army top brass at Islamabad, at a time when the cost-cutting measures would seem imperative

    But when we have blind followers like Turab who chants “Jiye Mushi” Maray Awam then I find no excuse to curse illetrate and ignorant villagers who follow the Vadera or Makhdoom of village blindly and treat him above the God.

  24. asar (unregistered) on February 12th, 2007 @ 10:22 pm

    I know im totally “OFF subject” but I have been wanting to know and this topic suits it….
    are there any company in pakistan that provides Laser hair removal (not electrolosys) but actually using laser beams at different frequency to kill the hair at its root.. usually 4 – 5 session is needed for a particular area…
    its soo expensive out here in US, so wondered if i can save some $$ and get that procedure done in pakiland!
    thanks in advance if someone knows and can share.

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