On 11 May 2013, one of the most important elections took place in Pakistan's history. It was the first ever democratic transition in the countries history but only in name. Widespread electoral rigging took place. In some constituencies, 90 thousand fake votes were reported.
This is not the first instance of election rigging. No free and fair elections have ever taken place in Pakistan. Analysts consider it the major blockage against true democracy. People were disheartened. Politics, violence and corruption became synonymous. But in winter of 2011, new spirit of political enthusiasm ran through the blood of people following the Imran Khan's landmark jalsa in Karachi. Be it known that it is the first ever party in Pakistan to hold intra-party elections, unlike other parties who feature governance of sardars, jagirdars and nawabs. Mr Khan's party, PTI, strongly opposed the corrupt government of time and pointed out towards the plutocracy in the name of democracy. In just one year after formation, PTI became the most popular party of the country. The party sought constitutional means to reach the echolons of power. Unfortunately, 2013 elections proved that political change is difficult to achieve through constitutional means. Plutocracy became evident. We the people do not necessarily support PTI but the following facts prove the 2013 election a massive conspiracy.
1) The elections have been massively rigged.
2) Unfair practices take place before elections i.e. 'buying' votes, voter-candidate dealings and so on
3) There was a deal between the previous government of PPP and PML-N to swap power in election.
4) National Assembly is comprised of elite landlord class, no other part held intra-party elections. This has resulted in a great divide between the elite class and the ordinary citizens.
5) Politics is historically a big business in Pakistan
We do not necessarily support PTI or PAT, however, we the ordinary citizens of Pakistan require the existing government to resign immediately. We support the six point agenda of PTI, however, to set things aright.