Google launches special doodle for Pakistan elections
ISLAMABAD: (Suno News) Google has launched a special doodle showing a vote being cast in a ballot box in connection with the General Election 2024 in Pakistan.
Google launches special doodles on special days and important occasions in many countries of the world including Pakistan.
For the past several years, Google has been launching special doodles on the occasion of elections around the world.
As many as 17,758 candidates are contesting elections for the 855 national and provincial assembly seats across the country.
On the other hand, former foreign minister and Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has demanded the restoration of mobile phone service across the country. “The mobile phone service should be restored immediately in the country,” he has said.
In a statement on social media platform X, Bilawal says that the party has been directed to approach the election commission and the courts to get the mobile phone service restored.
Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, an independent candidate from the National Assembly constituency NA-47 and NA-48, has alleged that the suspension of the mobile phone service across the country is the start of rigging.
In his statement on X, Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar says that suspending the contact of candidates with their agents and election machinery is totally unfair.
“Police brutality has also been there for some time. By the time the news comes from somewhere, it will be too late. Elections with bullying and rigging are not acceptable,” he has stated.
The interior ministry says in a statement that it has been decided to temporarily suspend the internet and mobile phone services across the country given the recent terrorist attacks that claimed many lives.
“As a result of the recent incidents of terrorism in the country which claimed the precious lives of many, security measures are indispensable to maintain law and order and deal with possible threats,” it has said.
It is to be noted here that the internet service is facing disruptions despite an assurance by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) that the internet would be available to users on Election Day.