Thank God that good sense prevailed and the clouds hovering over the country, due to Dr Qadri’s arrival, vanished without bursting, but not before they caused the death of ten innocent lives. Now a serious issue has arisen once more, and the demand made by PTI, regarding scientific verification of votes casted in 2013 elections still hangs in the balance and Imran Khan holds weekly protests in different areas against alleged rigging. He repeats his demands for verification in four constituencies, but the government seems hesitant to agree to his requests. Why is the government reluctant to recounting and verification, if it has nothing to hide? The government needs to do this, for it is better to nip the evil in the bud than allow it to grow and become a monster, which might prove impossible to handle.


Islamabad, June 24.