Voice of the week: Christian vote appears drifting towards PPP

jeaybhutto

Senator (1k+ posts)
A 0.9 million-strong Christian community, mainly residing in central Punjab, forms the dominant minority within the province. Unlike the Sikhs and Hindus, who have a thin presence, the Christians are the focal minority group that election hopefuls hungrily seek out to help sweep them into parliament since the 2002 general elections, their votes have played a vital role.

Pakistan Peoples Partys former MPA Pervez Rafique has said that this time around Christians are determined to cast their vote in favour of the PPP.
According to him, previous polls have shown that the community casts votes keeping in view the national circumstances and the political parties policies towards minorities. In 2002, the Christians in Lahore supported Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran head Dr Tahirul Qadri, contesting on behalf of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek party. Then, in 2008, the Christian vote bank was split between the PPP and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, and both parties benefited from the group.
Various Christian leaders told The Express Tribune that, at present, the community resents PML-Ns rightwing policies and its nexus with religio-political parties. During the partys five year tenure in the Punjab government, the Christian community faced a lot of hardships it had never faced before.
Christians were attacked and their properties set on fire in the Gojra incident in Faisalabad, the Joseph Colony episode in Lahore, and the Shanti Nagar ruckus in Khanewal. Furthermore, a Christian youth in Sialkot, imprisoned under Article 295 C, was killed in jail. As a protest, all houses of the Christian community were burnt. Additionally, the killing of two young Christians within the Faisalabad court premises fuelled feelings of bitterness towards the PML-N.
Elaborating more on why the community will vote for the PPP, Rafique said that the partys slain governor of Punjab, Salmaan Taseer, sacrificed his life for a Christian woman, Aasia Bibi. Furthermore, Benazir Bhutto was assassinated by the Taliban, leading the community to further feel that PPP deserves their support the most.
 
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Ali raza babar

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
It should be weak and not week....sorry

I cant see how you can see your Laptop Screen to type yet not see the Disaster done by this PPP of yours ? Delusion has no limits

Mark my words ,

This Bhutto Cult is OVER . Its time for Real Quaid e Awam . Not some Nutfa e Haram like Bhutto
 

jeaybhutto

Senator (1k+ posts)
I cant see how you can see your Laptop Screen to type yet not see the Disaster done by this PPP of yours ? Delusion has no limits

Mark my words ,

This Bhutto Cult is OVER . Its time for Real Quaid e Awam . Not some Nutfa e Haram like Bhutto

let me guess....the real Quaid e Awam is IK or wait is it Sheeda tulli or Kasuri or JH or one of the other old gems that IK has been collecting....
 

Ali raza babar

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
let me guess....[HI]the real Quaid e Awam is IK [/HI]or wait is it Sheeda tulli or Kasuri or JH or one of the other old gems that IK has been collecting....

Hahhahahhha ...

Allah ki shan , You said it your Self ...

(clap)(clap)(clap)(clap)(clap)
 

Qalandari

Banned
Pakistani Christian voters drifting towards PPP

A 0.9 million-strong Christian community, mainly residing in central Punjab, forms the dominant minority within the province. Unlike the Sikhs and Hindus, who have a thin presence, the Christians are the focal minority group that election hopefuls hungrily seek out to help sweep them into parliament since the 2002 general elections, their votes have played a vital role.


Pakistan Peoples Partys former MPA Pervez Rafique has said that this time around Christians are determined to cast their vote in favour of the PPP.


According to him, previous polls have shown that the community casts votes keeping in view the national circumstances and the political parties policies towards minorities. In 2002, the Christians in Lahore supported Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran head Dr Tahirul Qadri, contesting on behalf of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek party. Then, in 2008, the Christian vote bank was split between the PPP and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, and both parties benefited from the group.


Various Christian leaders told The Express Tribune that, at present, the community resents PML-Ns rightwing policies and its nexus with religio-political parties. During the partys five year tenure in the Punjab government, the Christian community faced a lot of hardships it had never faced before.


Christians were attacked and their properties set on fire in the Gojra incident in Faisalabad, the Joseph Colony episode in Lahore, and the Shanti Nagar ruckus in Khanewal. Furthermore, a Christian youth in Sialkot, imprisoned under Article 295 C, was killed in jail. As a protest, all houses of the Christian community were burnt. Additionally, the killing of two young Christians within the Faisalabad court premises fuelled feelings of bitterness towards the PML-N.


Elaborating more on why the community will vote for the PPP, Rafique said that the partys slain governor of Punjab, Salmaan Taseer, sacrificed his life for a Christian woman, Aasia Bibi. Furthermore, Benazir Bhutto was assassinated by the Taliban, leading the community to further feel that PPP deserves their support the most.


However, a former PML-N MPA, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, suggested a different outcome. He said that although PPP may have the Christian support now, the PML-N knows how to purchase votes, through jobs and other lucrative giveaways. Moreover, many Christian colonies exist in the middle of posh areas, which makes managing, and ultimately pocketing, their votes much easier.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/532598/christian-vote-appears-drifting-towards-ppp/
 

Sirphira

Minister (2k+ posts)
Re: Pakistani Christian voters drifting towards PPP

اگلی واری پیپل پارٹی ہاری
جیل گیا زرداری مداری
ساریاں دی شامت آنی

راجہ رینٹل، یوسف گیلانی

 

Sirphira

Minister (2k+ posts)
Re: Pakistani Christian voters drifting towards PPP

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brilTek

Senator (1k+ posts)
Re: Pakistani Christian voters drifting towards PPP

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Qalandari

Banned
Re: Pakistani Christian voters drifting towards PPP

The opinion poll is based on qualitative research in which the surveyors interacted with a cross-section of civil society.




HYDERABAD:
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) may lead the upcoming polls in upper Sindh, but its alliance with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has been disapproved by its electorate.




These trends surfaced in a survey conducted by ActionAid in collaboration with a provincial think tank, Sindh Institute of Democracy and Development (Sidd). The survey, being carried out in three phases in Sindh, just completed its first phase in Sukkur, Khaipur, Larkana, Qambar-Shahdadkot, Dadu and Jamshoro districts. The opinion poll is based on qualitative research in which the surveyors interacted with a cross-section of civil society, political parties and local communities.




“We held multiple sessions in each of the six districts and asked 17 questions from the participants,” Zulfiqar Halepoto of Sidd told The Express Tribune.




In the 2008 elections, the PPP won nine out of 10 National Assembly seats and 25 out of 27 Sindh Assembly seats from these districts, losing only one national and two provincial seats to the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F). The survey revealed that 79 per cent of the participants voted for the PPP in the 2008 elections, but only 45 per cent said they will vote for it again.




More than 64 per cent of those who voted for the PPP said they sympathised with the party after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Nearly 17 per cent who voted were affiliated with the party and nine per cent voted merely due to their dislike for General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.




The same reasons do not, however, exist anymore and the participants said they are more concerned about other issues.




The PML-F appeared to be a popular choice with 25 per cent of the participants opting for it, followed by 10 per cent for the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf, Sindhi nationalists and the MQM were all below five per cent in the districts covered in the first phase.




Interestingly, 39 per cent of the participants withdrew their faith in the PML-N when they were asked which party is capable of solving Sindh’s problems.




Around 30 per cent of the people felt that denial of national rights is the country’s worst problems, followed by 25 per cent who feel bad governance is a problem. Ten per cent of the people felt that the law and order situation and the energy crisis needs to be resolved soon, followed by eight per cent who believe religious extremism is a huge problem.






PPP-MQM duo
The PPP-MQM duo in Sindh in the outgoing government was opposed by 94 per cent of the people, while over 75 per cent supported a future alliance among the PPP, PML-F, PML-N and nationalists in Sindh. Yet, the people were divided when the PML-F, PML-N and nationalists coalition was suggested as an alternate to the PPP. More than 90 per cent viewed the role of the MQM in provincial politics negatively.




Party manifestoes
Around 25 per cent of the people recommended the parties should include education reforms in their election manifestos, followed by 22 per cent who asked for jobs, 14 per cent who wanted rule of law, 12 per cent for flood rehabilitation, and nine per cent for improvement in irrigation.




Only seven per cent have faith the new government will allow merit in jobs and 16 per cent felt it would be transparent.




The second and third phases of the survey in the remaining 16 districts of Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas and parts of Sukkur division will be completed by the end of April.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/531739/popularity-chart-ppp-may-lead-polls-in-upper-sindh-survey/
 

Nice2MU

President (40k+ posts)
Re: Pakistani Christian voters drifting towards PPP

>>>----------------> Agli bari phir Zardari !


اگلی باری پھر زرداری لیکن اڈیالہ جیل میں


تم لوگوں کو تو مسلمانوں نے وؤٹ نہیں دینے، عیسائی کیا دینگے۔


اگر مسلمانوں کا ستیاناس ھوا ھے تو عیسائیوں کا سوا ستیاناس ھوا ھے۔ اسلیے زیادہ خوش ھونے کی ضرورت نہیں۔
 

Qalandari

Banned
Re: Pakistani Christian voters drifting towards PPP



اگلی باری پھر زرداری لیکن اڈیالہ جیل میں


تم لوگوں کو تو مسلمانوں نے وؤٹ نہیں دینے، عیسائی کیا دینگے۔


اگر مسلمانوں کا ستیاناس ھوا ھے تو عیسائیوں کا سوا ستیاناس ھوا ھے۔ اسلیے زیادہ خوش ھونے کی ضرورت نہیں۔

Lolz pehlay apnay candidates kay naam hi batado, bari bari baatein baad mein karna :)