Your cover story discussing the 2014 elections in Pakistan was informative and detailed regarding the key players and mismanagement conducted by the Election Commission. The writer explained in detail the rigging and mismanagement that was prevailing across the country on Election Day. With Nawaz Sharif becoming Prime Minister of Pakistan for the third time, people will except him to take wise decisions which will bring the country out of its many predicaments.
Sharif will need to address Pakistan’s energy crisis, curb terrorism, maintain friendly relations with South Asian neighbors, create a viable foreign policy with the West, and revive the country’s stalled economy. Although political leaders are hailing the efforts of the Election Commission of Pakistan in holding elections on time, it is the unprofessional conduct witnessed on polling day which has created doubts among the Pakistanis over the legality of these elections.
Moreover, people and policy makers alike will carefully observe Sharif’s first 100 days of power during which he will decide upon key issues to determine the course of Pakistan’s political and economic future. After serving as the opposition leader during the previous PPP-led government, Sharif will have his hands full in proving his worth as Prime Minister during his third term.
Shahid Younis Islamabad, Pakistan