Monday, March 3, 2008

PPP's Candidate from Karachi: On Fighting Rigging

I came across this column by Mirza Ikhtiar Baig in today's Daily Jang. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig contested the elections against an MQM candidate in Defence and Clifton area, Karachi.
Just as in other parts of Karachi, massive rigging was reported from his constituency. He reports here that the now-very-famous rigging video, available on youtube and aired by Geo TV, records the rigging that he suffered. His is putting up a fight against it on every available forum. Other parts of the column provide us with a glimpse into the life of a politician, and the workings of a political party. Couldn't upload the original urdu because I dont know how to.