Analysis of Election 2018 Results

01:22 PM | 17 Aug, 2018
Analysis of Election 2018 Results
Election 2018 will go down in history for many good, better and awesome reasons. I share nine and a half reasons, which are very unique, and may I say, very good news too.

These are the first elections where votes were counted very carefully, like small children count their Eidi: one by one, and sometimes forgetting in the middle, twice or thrice.

This Independence Day we can take pride that another State Institution, the ECP, has become fully independent as well – after Independent Military and Independent Judiciary.

Pakistani nations’ votes have never been paid so much and close attention before. Thus, PML’s key slogan ‘Respect the Vote’ was implemented soon after the voting concluded.

Those doing the counting acted like strict examiners – any vote that seemed like cast casually was rejected. Only those votes got respect that were cast respectfully, carefully, and rightly.

After all, those who don’t respect their own vote – either by casting it too casually, or by casting to the wrong party - cannot expect any respect for their votes. This is the half reason.

The vote-counting time these elections took has only been second to that of the census 2017 counting. That was under the watch of PML-N – hence the practice of slow counting, which in fact was extremely careful counting, was started by the previous government. So, don’t blame the returning officers.

These elections revealed that not even 1% of Pakistanis want to go to Jannat (the heavens), and they are happy to enjoy the load-shedding and talk shows in Pakistan.

At least that is the quick inference from the total vote count of TLP and AAP. But if we look at the vote count of Jannat Pakistan Party, only 248 people trusted the unambiguous promise.

The elections manifestly proved that Pakistan mein insaniat naam ki koi cheez he nahin, for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaniat (another PTI) only got 98 votes. My salute to those 98 though.

These elections told that what works in India doesn’t work in Pakistan.

After the rise of Aam Adami Party in Dehli, many thought something like that may work here too. But they did not know there was no aam adami (common man) in Pakistan. Everybody here is khaas (special).

Its proof is in the vote count of three parties formed around this theme viz. Aam Adami Tehreek Pakistan (828), Aam Log Party Pakistan (606), and Aam Awam Party (364).

These elections have shocked the world that how few humans live in Pakistan, as only 34,246 associated themselves with Pakistan Human Party.

Those who feared (a few) or wished (fewer) there would ever be a revolution in Pakistan, may relax and rest in peace (metaphorically); Pakistani Awami Inqelabi League got 5046 votes only.

I am very satisfied to learn that not many want change or want the system to change. For, Tehreek Tabdili Nizam Pakistan got 4161 votes, and Tabdeeli Pasand Party Pakistan got 3698.

Since tabdeeli had already arrived in Pakistan during PTI’s dharna, no one wants anymore or any different than that tabdeeli in Pakistan now.

A majority of Pakistanis appreciate that sustained suffering of the known hell is better than a promised heaven, and change therein, as it involves their dying to get there.

I am elated to know how much and how deeply we believe in the present, and how happy we are in the now and here (apne haal mein mast) that literally no one trusted Mustaqbil Pakistan Party which got 1053 votes. Future is only an illusion after all, all except these few knew it.

These elections also uncovered the best kept national secret, that ‘the left’ has finally left the country. From now on the political fight and electoral contestation is amongst the right.

Welcome to a new Pakistan, where either you are right, or very right, or extremely right. And, amidst so much right, we wish the fresh Parliament also becomes rightly independent.


Pakistani rupee remains stable against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check forex rates

Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Friday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Friday, the US dollar remained stable and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.

Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 8 December 2023

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.2 286.15
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.4 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.23 765.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.89 40.29
Danish Krone DKK 41.19 41.59
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.41 36.71
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 921.71 930.71
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.02 61.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.54 176.54
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.05 26.35
Omani Riyal OMR 739.62 747.62
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.22 78.92
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.12 27.42
Swiss Franc CHF 324.94 327.44
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

Gold prices in Pakistan increase; Check out latest rates here

Gold price in Pakistan increased as the yellow metal witnessed an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 8 December 2023

On Friday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,400 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,390.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,050 each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Friday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

Today Gold Price in Pakistan (8 December 2023)

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Karachi PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Islamabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Peshawar PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Quetta PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Sialkot PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Attock PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Gujranwala PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Jehlum PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Multan PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Bahawalpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Gujrat PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Nawabshah PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Chakwal PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Hyderabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Nowshehra PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Sargodha PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Faisalabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Mirpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583


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