Islamabad, July 24: As Pakistan readies itself to vote and elect a new Parliament on July 25, some eateries and food joints in Pakistan are coming up with attractive offers and even free food offers to attract more voters and encourage the people of Pakistan to come out and vote in large numbers. And not much formalities are involved as far as getting free food for voting is concerned. All the voters need to do is, show the inked finger and grab their free meal! And that's not the end of it. Even clothing brands have announced discounts on apparel to encourage voters so that they show up in large numbers.
The general elections in Pakistan are scheduled for July 25, Wednesday, to elect the members of the National Assembly and the four Provincial Assemblies of Pakistan. The elections will be for electing the members for the 15th National Assembly of Pakistan.
The previous general election in Pakistan was held in the year 2013, when Nawaz Sharid led Pakistan Muslim League (N) had won the elections and Nawaz Sharif became the Prime Minister of Pakistan. But his fortunes saw a complete reversal, after he was disqualified for contempt of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and then arrested and sentenced to 10 years in jail recently.
But Nawaz Sharif's loss has been Imran Khan's gain. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Party chief Imran Khan, who is widely believed to be the favorite and emerge as the front-runner in the election, saw an unwanted controversy around his name after his third wife Reham Khan made some sensational claims about Imran Khan in her book. Despite that, Imran and his PTI seem to be in a very strong position.
Experts are of the view that the 2018 Pakistan General Elections are going to be a triangular contest between Shahbaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).