Did you go out and VOTE today?

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21 Comments so far

  1. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on February 18th, 2008 @ 2:31 pm

    went to PS (polling station) at 11 i was 3rd one to actually go inside the PS to vote, – IN & OUT 3 minutes.

    gupshup with people around 5 extra minutes. I took my both ID old & CNIC just incase they choose to do some hole or khutna of ID, they shall do it on old one. but nothing as such. May be they don know or I was naive enough to be worried .

    Police wala said come after zuhr and you can have biryani before going to vote :)


  2. HITMAN (unregistered) on February 18th, 2008 @ 3:23 pm

    Went to the PS near my home @ 3:30 PM. No huge security, no rush, no problem. Took me hardly 5 mins to cast the vote.


  3. TA (unregistered) on February 18th, 2008 @ 3:40 pm

    "Posted by: HITMAN at February 18, 2008 03:23 PM "

    u voted @ 3:30 PM.

    I didnot voted , nor i m interested.


  4. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 18th, 2008 @ 4:27 pm

    roads are deserted here in North Nazimabad. Only MQM’s lofars roaming around on bikes without silencers. Those faces were pretty new for me as I had never seen them before.


  5. fahmed (unregistered) on February 18th, 2008 @ 4:50 pm

    i went to pakistan from Dxb especially to vote for the jan, 08 elections and had to come back without !!:))

    i just talked to my father and he told me that his and my mothers name was not on the list and nor was mine!!!!!

    my father has been voting since the 88 election and he had specially registered all ou family this time. but nome of us were in the list.

    i guess MQM had something to do with it as we are not urdu speaking i guess this way they will win the DHA seat this time!!


  6. fahmed (unregistered) on February 18th, 2008 @ 4:54 pm

    when we get the computerised NIC then our name should be automatically added to the list!!

    whats the use of the computer if they can’t use their pea brains!!


  7. HITMAN (unregistered) on February 18th, 2008 @ 5:01 pm

    @TA. The time of KMB is a bet Messed Up


  8. HITMAN (unregistered) on February 18th, 2008 @ 5:02 pm

    Or is it not? May be I m having some probs with the timing.


  9. Syed (unregistered) on February 18th, 2008 @ 6:38 pm

    yes i did…it was very well organised, took hardly ten minutes.


  10. A (unregistered) on February 18th, 2008 @ 6:53 pm

    whoevr is currently in pakistan, and didnt bother to cas the vote. now please dont complaint abt government in future,. because when u dont vote u hav no right to complaint either. Remember, its all start from us


  11. IUnknown (unregistered) on February 18th, 2008 @ 7:48 pm

    i never did. I shud hae cancelled my vote. Forgot that during day time. .. ah!


  12. Ramla A. (unregistered) on February 18th, 2008 @ 9:45 pm

    I voted. I have a Punjabi domicile, but MQM people delivered my card couple of days ago, then helped me locate the booth, and when I stopped by a camp to confirm which place I go to vote, they asked if we had transport. Nobody harassed me or tried to find out if I was voting for them. PPPP people were riding and dancing right along with the MQM camps.

    At the station, it was quick and clean – I cast my vote around 12:00 noon. Not many people. The officers were a bit nervous – apparently teachers of the school – they were aided by men who kept reminding them of the process. They told me how to fold the paper properly so my vote isn’t wasted.

    I cast my vote – I had two votes registered, incidentally – not sure how or why. I got cards for both. This has happened at previous elections also when elders in the family got messed-up cards.

    I feel very happy and empowered.


  13. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 18th, 2008 @ 9:57 pm

    voters turnout was drastically very low and I was watching some channel, some poling stations in Karachi had turned out less than 5% which is an alarming situation. There are few poling stations in which MQM has been defeated but as all know about credibility of "Selection" so numbers don’t matter at all.


    whoevr is currently in pakistan, and didnt bother to cas the vote. now please dont complaint abt government in future,. because when u dont vote u hav no right to complaint either

    in past I had option of MQM(my family never voted to Jamat). This time I was willing to vote IK but the I think he missed the train(again). Since I didn’t want to vote MQM Goons,PML(N) ,PPP and MMA therefore I preferred to stay at home. Atleast I would not complain and blame MQM candidate of my area on his winning or govt.


  14. Aurangzeb Kazi (unregistered) on February 18th, 2008 @ 11:13 pm

    It was very first time i have seen three parties constantly taking seats. Before only PPP and PML NOW PML(Q) is also giving them difficult time.


  15. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 1:41 am

    yea its gettin late night and govt machinary is now in action to change the results. Something similar happened in 2002 as well so no wonder if morning papers gives us news about Musharraf League victory.


  16. Tariq (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 2:05 am

    I went to vote around 4, whole process was simple and took abt 5 minutes. Chatted with friends for a while and thats it! Results so far seem in line with the general sentiments and the opinion polls, so things are looking promising. Lets not be cynical and wait till all the results are announced. Sentiments of ppl in 2002 were very different from current situation, so lets not jump to conclusions.-


  17. Tariq (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 2:05 am

    I went to vote around 4, whole process was simple and took abt 5 minutes. Chatted with friends for a while and thats it! Results so far seem in line with the general sentiments and the opinion polls, so things are looking promising. Lets not be cynical and wait till all the results are announced. Sentiments of ppl in 2002 were very different from current situation, so lets not jump to conclusions.-


  18. zee (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 7:24 am

    So all you pathetic cowards who did not go to vote this year, NEVER bitch about what ever happens to our country for the next 5 years i.e if Pakistan survives that long but still. You have lost that right… people like Adnan Siddiqi will do NOTHING for us and will never bring any chnage. If you hate MQM so much, give your vote to the lesser evil party. Try to move your ass and bring about a change got damn it!


  19. wasiq (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 8:43 am

    i watched SIX hollywood movies two blockbusters three average and a turkey……with tons of junk food…in the last forty eight hours….on the StarMovies and HBO…feel euphoric!

    PS:The twister(helen hunt) is my all time favorite movie…thankyou Mamoo!


  20. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 12:29 pm


    Try to move your ass and bring about a change got damn it!

    you bitch around a lot and not surprising anymore. My vote was already cast by your Altaf’s goons in policing stations. Most of stations hvae been hijacked by MQM goons because they believe tht Kaachi is their only. They just note down NIC entries if some person go himself and send back. Most of people didn’t even cast vote physically.

    Kid, I usually ignore your ignorant rants becaue most of the time you don’t speak reality. For me you are just another MQM newbie who got influneced by them few years back. Your language also speak what kinda MQM supporter you are.

    You talk about change. As long as goons of MQM exist, majority can’t freely give vote. Infact change has already been started. Unlike past elections, voters turn our is very very low which just shows that if people of Karachi are not favoring MQM then they are preferring to stay away from elections. I knew ppl who gave MQM vote because they think k MQM Ko jeetna he hey tu unhi ko vote deydo. I don’t like this attitude either.

    If today some powerful comes in middle and ask karachiite to give vote freely then I tell you kid that MQM would not be able to gain majority of seats. IT’s politics of Fear which MQM always have played and so far they are successful.


  21. wasiq (unregistered) on February 20th, 2008 @ 12:33 pm

    the picture quality has enhanced after the brief interval somebody does read my comments at worldcall…..what else does one needs besides fair&lovely in this summer…..?



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