Pakistan will mark the second ever civilian-to-civilian handover of power today with the elections contesting across the 85,000 polling booths under the eyes of 800,000 police and military personnel.
Over 106 million voters will decide the fate of Pakistan today on both the national and provisional assemblies with more than 30 political parties and 12,570 candidates.
The main battle is seen between the jailed ex- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s party Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and cricketer turned politician Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
The other party in the run includes Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. The votes will fill the 272 seats of the parliament and each voter will vote for the two seats- one for the national assembly and other for the provisional assembly.
The reservation seats include sixty seats for the women and 10 for minorities and the Chief minister will be nominated by the four provinces- Balochistan, Khyber Paktunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh.
A 74-year-old lady named as Amna Bibi says that she will vote for the Imran Khan as he can bring the change in Pakistan and deserve a chance.
She says, “He is a man that you can look in the eye. Everyone deserves a chance in power”.
However, Rabia Nusrat is looking forward to vote for the Jailed ex-PM Nawaz Sharif and says that Nawaz’s conviction was unjust. She said, “He is sick and sitting in Adiala Jail. what need did he have to come back, if he was guilty he could have stayed abroad”.
Amid of the continuous attacks on the candidates or campaign workers, 800,000 securities were deployed to ensure the safety of the candidates as per the Pakistan’s Election Commission’s statement.
Pakistan government took to twitter and confirm the process pf security across the nation to conduct fair, free and transparent elections on Tuesday.