Friday October 15, 2021

Sneak peek

September 18, 2021

This refers to the editorial ‘Cantonment polls’ (September 16). It seems that, by and large, last Sunday’s cantonment board elections across the country were largely held in a free, fair, and transparent manner. The cantonment polls depict a mixed picture as far as the PTI is concerned, coming in the wake of its recently concluded three-year governance landmark. As far as the matter of the ever-rising number of independent candidates winning goes, it may be that there is now a greater awareness among the people to give a chance to independent candidates.

Everyone should pay heed to these results, as the currently prevailing public mood could be a big factor in the all-important general elections due in 2023. Based on the success of the cantonment polls, one hopes that the 2023 general elections will also be transparent.

Abbas R Siddiqi