Pakistan's Taliban, who regards the elections as un-Islamic, have focused their violent campaign on secular-leaning parties, such as the ruling coalition led by the Pakistan People's party (PPP) and the ANP.Good luck to them. Something has to be done, and I hope the people's vote is heard and that peace can come to the region.
In response to the threat, the government has deployed an estimated 600,000 security personnel across the country to protect polling stations and voters.
"Yes, there are fears. But what should we do? Either we sit in our house and let the terrorism go on, or we come out of our homes, cast our vote, and bring in a government that can solve this problem of terrorism," Ali Khan, a voter in Peshawar, told the Associated Press.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Brave democracy despite the danger
Pakistani elections hit by bomb attacks: Blasts in Karachi and Peshawar and gun battle in Chaman leave at least 22 dead and scores more wounded