RAWALPINDI: Trust Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed to gather votes in his two constituencies by taking the road less travelled.
While touring a market as part of his election campaign, Rasheed was asked by a potential voter what he [Rasheed] could do for him.
In response to this, the witty politician commented that he will make the voter a ‘roti’ (round bread) and began baking roti himself at a local ‘tandoor’, convincing the voter.
The veteran politician from Rawalpindi kicked off his election campaign On June 24 on the back of a motorcycle. While speaking to media, he shared that he is thinking of replacing his party symbol from the current pen and a bottle of ink to a motorcycle.
Rasheed further expressed confidence that he will get a ‘record’ number of votes from both his Rawalpindi seats (NA-60 and NA-62).
Other candidates’ are also adopting unique styles to impress the voters and garner their attention. Former opposition leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah, who is contesting for NA-206 (Sukkur), also launched his campaign in Panu Aqil while riding a motorcycle.
Similarly, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Arif Alvi (NA-247) took his campaign drive to the next level by riding a rickshaw in Karachi.
Ayaz Memon Motiwala, who is contesting as an independent candidate from PS-110, and PS-111 and NA-243 constituencies of Karachi, made waves on social media by posing inside a gutter, sitting on a garbage dump and even lying on sewage water. He claimed to do all this in a bid to raise awareness about the unhygienic conditions and dysfunctional sewage systems of Karachi.
His antics have garnered both national and international attention.