Candidates for Pakistan’s Election 2018

After five years, again polling stations are crowed for election 2018 of Pakistan. Voters are casting votes for the betterment of Pakistan and are enthusiastic to know who would be the next one?

Election campaigns started early in June 2018 and every party made huge marketing efforts to spread awareness among voters. There are 105,955,407 registered voters in Pakistan; 46,731,145 Female voters and 59,224,262 Male voters. In 2013, only 55% registered voters casted their votes with a hope to see developed Pakistan in next few years. PLMN was the winner of 2013 Elections and they served the nation their best by attracting foreign investments, designing several policies and maintaining existing system. After completing five years tenure, population has again only one question, ‘In 2018, what would be the result?’
There are 110 registered political parties out of which only 30 are active enough to run the campaign of awareness but neck to neck competition is among PPP, PTI and PLMN.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari who is the descendent of Bhutto family. At the age of 29, he is leading his party to retake the parliament. It would be his debut in Election 2018. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is an Oxord alumni just like his mother Benazir Bhutto and his grandfather Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. He has fresh appeal to the party which motivates every member of PPP. PPP is quite confident to get more votes as compared to Election 2013 and for that they have made huge efforts. He is in the contest from NA-246 (Karachi South -1), Malakand and NA-200 (Larkana-1).

Pakistan Tehreek-e- Isaaf is led by Imran Khan who once was a cricketer. PTI remained opposition party in last five years next to PLMN. After 2013 election, he protested against election 2013 poll rigging and since then he is demonstrating corruption in PLMN. At the age of 65, he is running PTI with an aim “one system of justice, reduce poverty and elevate the living standards of the poor”. His party has ruled Khyber Pakhtunkwa for last five years. He is in the contest from NA-35 (Bannu), NA-53 (Islamabad), NA-95 (Mianwali), NA-243 (Karachi) and NA-131 (Lahore).

Pakistan Muslim League-N is led by Shehbaz Shareef who is a younger brother of Nawaz Shareef (Former Prime Minister of Pakistan). He is well-known for his administration and he remained chief Minister of Punjab for a decade. He started his career in 1988 as a member of Punjab Assembly. Several infrastructure projects were built under his persistence and he represented Pakistan at number of international events too. He is in the contest from NA-132 (Lahore), NA-249 (Karachi), NA-192 (Dera Ghazi Khan) and NA-3 (Swat).

25 July, 2018 would be a remarkable day for every citizen of Pakistan because it would make a history that who would be the next Prime Minister. Voters can cast their votes from 8am to 6pm on respective polling stations. There are total 85000 polling stations that are secured by approximately 800,000 police and military forces. Election 2018 will elect the national assembly and provincial assembly too.

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