Coming elections termed vital for democracyMay 2, 2013
KARACHI: The department of political science, University of Karachi had organized a seminar on “Elections 2013: Challenges and outcomes”.
On the occasion Mujahid Barelvi, a sociopolitical scientist, said that the coming general elections are very significant. Referring past elections of Pakistan he mentioned that Gen. Ziaul Haq ruined the concept of election for his own motives. He said that the democrats or liberal political leaders also misused sociopolitical institutions.
He said today we hear slogan of creating a ‘new Pakistan’ which was raised in past by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. We understand that most of the slogans have been invented for very specific purposes. Our youth must understand the importance of vote and try to understand the importance of vote and elect honest leadership, he said.
Aga Masood, political analyst, said that Pakistan is facing serious challenges due extremis. Internally Pakistan has been pushed by extremist to fight with each others. Unknown elements have created chaos in Pakistan before elections to maneuver the situation and dictate electorate not to vote on the polling day. He further added that Pakistan’s elections would be a great support for promotion of democracy and political culture.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ahmed Qadri , Chairman, Department of Political Science, welcomed the guests. Heb said that Elections 2013 would be a great help for Pakistani nation to beat the local and international challenges. He said that our youngsters are the best hope for Pakistan.
Dr.Qadri analyzed that the elections may stop the chances of martial law and can make bridge between different political parties of Pakistan.
Dr. Taha and Moiz presented past election data before the audience and made hypothesis that the elections results will be a great upset for Pakistan People’s Party and Pakistan Muslim LeagueNawaz PMLN of Mian Nawaz Sharif.
Prof. Dr. Tanweer Khalid was moderator. A large number of faculty members and students attended the seminar.