Blank Box on The Ballot Paper


Election Commission of Pakistan has announced that there will be a blank box without any candidate’s name or election sign. The voter will have the option if he thinks none of the candidate is suitable for the job he can stamp on the blank box.

That is a good move. Election Commission also said if fifty percent of the people who voted in that constituency stamped on blank box then the election will be considered void. That is also a good move.

There is a need to extrapolate this practice at the national or political party level.

This election is not going to change much but Dr. Tahirul Qadri has created some awareness among the voters about the corrupt politicians and political system in Pakistan. Our political leaders particularly Nawaz Sharif ridiculed him.