7 Reasons for Pakistani Women to Vote This Time

7 Reasons for Pakistani Women to Vote This Time

Elections in Pakistan are due by next month. Although casting of vote is every citizen’s responsibility and there should be no gender discrimination whatsoever in this regard. However following are the eight special reasons for Pakistani women to vote this time: -


· A Gossiping Opportunity


What more a women can ask for, than to talk endlessly with her gender mates. The Election Day presents a golden opportunity for gossiping and making new friends while waiting for the turn to vote. Thus ladies can freely discuss the problems of children, happenings in popular soaps and T.V serials, new recipes, latest fashion trends, guidelines for keeping a vigilant eye on ‘him’, deteriorating standard of education in schools , commodity price hikes and the all time favorite to crib about in laws. Thus wise ladies will not miss this once in a five-year gossiping opportunity to speak their hearts out and make new friends.


·  Summer Fashion Fiesta



A good thing about the upcoming elections in Pakistan is that they are being held on the start of summer season. For the fashion savvy ladies this is an excellent chance to try their wardrobe’s latest addition. Few hours spend at polling station would offer a unique opportunity to get a feeling of ongoing fashion trends. This could prove to be a much more enlightening experience than any fashion magazine, T.V show or a marriage ceremony. The Election Day would be an appropriate occasion to make a fashion statement through sunglasses, umbrellas, bags, cell phones and other accessories. Above all this once in a five-year time fashion get-together is free of cost and hence should not be missed at all.


· Why to spend a dull holiday at home….



Whether a workingwoman, dedicated house wife or a college / university student, a Pakistani woman is bound to be a busy bee.  She is most likely to spend her holiday at home by engaging in routine tasks of housekeeping, cooking, cleaning, watching T.V, visiting friends, neighbors or relatives .Why not to break the dull and boring routine and go out for casting the vote. The routine chores can wait for the next holiday.



· Exercising the “Influence” and using the “Women Power” …….



Women in Pakistan are influential in every role. As loving mothers, dedicated housewives, caring sisters or adoring daughters they are hard to neglect. Election Day gives enough leverage to Pakistani women to exercise their influence on the sluggish gender. Thus women can not only motivate but also insist and “order” the males to escort them to the polling station for casting the vote. The voting day can truly be a “Women’s Day” only if they realize and use their influence.



·The Decision Maker’s vote for selecting the Decision Makers….



From managing home economics, to raising the kids and making key family decisions women are normally at the epi center of most important affairs encircling our lives. Being the primary customer (decision maker) for the consumers (members of family) her small and large decisions are vital. Thus as a decision maker in routine life, it is imperative to have her say in selecting the decision makers at a larger level. This factor in a way makes the importance of women vote “more” than men’s vote. 


·Majority Vote Bank….



The process of democracy starts with the casting of vote under free and fair elections. Vote casting is done to select capable individuals and the lynch pin of this political process hinges on the “majority” of votes. Pakistani women being 52 % are in majority and thus the burden of casting vote on the Pakistani women, in a responsible manner is more than on men.



·Grooming today’s children for  future….



It might require a professionally designed research to ascertain how children are influenced, once parents go through a voting process and share the experience with them. Since in most of the cases children are influenced by mothers, so a woman casting her vote is in fact educating her children about the importance of voting. This can be a one way to groom today’s children as responsible citizens of tomorrow.



·Voting by Women……A liberating Experience…



The voting experience by women provides them an opportunity to become an active stakeholder rather than passive followers. Voting empowers her to liberate and form her own opinion. Once cast her vote she can more confidently comment, criticize and appreciate the performance of the candidates once they resume offices. Thus voting by a woman is a liberating experience.


Keeping in view the past electoral experiences of Pakistan, this time every eligible Pakistani woman should make an endeavor to cast her vote responsibly. May be the majority vote of women could put a country so full of potential; on the right track that which had been ruined over the years mainly by the minority gender!

Ibn Azhar

A computer engineer and a Microsoft certified professional working for the federal government

  • http://www.facebook.com/aneeqzaman Aneeq Zaman

    Wow! What a story. How do you do this? Its incredible! Now wasn’t this the sickest and one of the best examples of misogyny? Boy, you really hate that gender, don’t you. You actually wrote this probably thinking you were making the best comedy here, but not a single word is funny. Every word used has been dipped in a thick liquid of gender-hate and discrimination. Deep inside each word, there is a burning lava of manly hate and the disapproval of the other gender. But hey, its Pakistan, one can get away with this kind of writing easily. Its really encouraged in a countries like this, which are swarming with woman-haters and who think manpower is the real power and women should be locked in the cages of the houses, thrown with the babies in their lap and pushed into the kitchen and should be shouted upon, beaten and maybe even raped if they chose not to go in bed with the husband. And why? Just because they are women and man-slaves and should do as ordered by the super power called MAN!

    Woman have the right to vote, contest elections and do what ever they like, they are Pakistanis, they are humans, they are creative. They have every right!

    Its really sad that even in 2013, the minds of some males haven’t changed, and it makes me feel sick about being in this country that dissects genders into two different species.