As the election day is getting closer the election campaigns are heating up and the electoral candidates are coming up with unique and innovative ways of campaigning and capturing the attention of the general public.
From posing on top of garbage piles to driving rickshaws throughput the city, the eligible candidates have displayed that they are all set to do anything to capture the attention of masses.
The most unique campaign styles that definitely could not be ignored or let me say were highly eye-catching are as follows:
When we talked about uniqueness and individuality the first name of a politician that pops up in all our minds is of Sheikh Rasheed—the Awami Muslim League (AML) chief—who is famous for his unique ways and statements. He started his campaign by riding on the back on a motorbike.
On the 24th of June, the AML chief was seen to take a tour of his constituency on a motorbike. While conversing with media, he said that he is thinking of replacing his party symbol from the current one of pen and a bottle of ink to a motorcycle.
Similar kind of campaigning approach was seen to be used by the ex-opposition leader in the National Assembly—Khursheed Shah.
He is contesting for the NA-206 seat (Sukkur) and launched his campaign in Pannu Aqil while riding a motorbike.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader—Arif Alvi took it to next level after he was seen riding a rickshaw in Karachi.
While replying to his pictures on social media, he expressed that he for sure enjoyed the rickshaw driving experience for about an hour in the rally until was forced by his team to get on the truck for getting more visible. He is the PTI ticket holder for the NA-247 (Karachi) constituency.
Ayaz Memon Motiwala who is contesting as an independent candidate from the PS-110 and PS-111 and the NA-243 constituencies of Karachi made a stir on social media for his different way of the election campaign.
He in a bid to increase awareness of unhygienic conditions and dysfunctional sewage systems of Karachi, posed inside a gutter, lied on sewage water and even sat on a pile of garbage.
His photos have captured both national and international attention.
Rana Mubashir who is contesting for the NA-134 (Lahore) constituency pleaded to an older voter by touching his feet and asking for votes. He also listened to the problems of the elderly man.