Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday emphasised that people should vote for who believe in politics of services instead of making empty promises and claims.
“Every decision, right or wrong, has implications and I hope that the nation will exercise its right to vote wisely so that the people’s problems can be resolved.”
In a statement on the occasion of polling for Cantt Board election on Sunday, Shehbaz Sharif urged people to participate fully in the cantonment board elections and exercise their right to vote.
“Especially the mothers, sisters and daughters are requested to exercise their right to vote and support PML-N in cantonment board elections.” He claimed that the PML-N has always served the masses as it deems politics as a noble cause to the serve the masses.
“We made Pakistan as atomic power besides bringing about revolution in every aspect of life during its governments.”
The PML-N president also lauded efforts and enthusiasm of party candidates, workers and supporters.
Meanwhile, PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique demanded an hour extension in polling time for local government elections underway in the provincial capital’s cantonment boards.
Intermittent rain has left the streets in Walton cantonments water-logged with two to three feet water accumulated in some areas, he tweeted, sharing a video of a flooded street.
Voters are facing hardships in reaching polling stations to cast their ballot, Saad said and requested the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to extending the polling time by an hour.
The voting process started at 8am and continued till 5pm without any break. A total of 1,513 candidates were in the run for 206 general seats in as many wards of the cantonment boards.
Though all major political parties fielded their candidates, a close contest is expected among the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).