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Suggestions for Election Commission

April 28, 2013

THE May 11 election is a noteworthy event in the history of Pakistan. Our independent judiciary and the Election Commission of Pakistan have taken an unyielding stance against corrupt politicians. Some have been arrested and disqualified while some are being compelled to renounce the perks and privileges received from the taxes of the poor people of Pakistan.

Some suggestions follow: First, the ECP should make it obligatory on all government and semi-government employees to caste vote on the election day. If they do not do so, their salaries should be withheld.

Secondly, students who are studying in colleges and are 18 should also be asked to caste their vote.

A vote certificate should be offered to students if they apply for government jobs. It should also be part of documents submitted by women for making marriage certificates. In this way people will be sensitised about their responsibility rather than sleeping on the day of election.

By adopting this method, the maximum numbers of people are likely to caste their vote.