Pakistan's elections on 11th May 2013 were widely covered by local as well as foreign media. So far no official data has been released regarding the percentage of votes cast, but it is believed that around 55 to 60 percent people voted in this election. Political parties and media ran an almost month long campaign to encourage people to vote. They created fear in the people that if they do not vote then the previous corrupt rulers will once again come in to power. The Election Commission conducted several press conferences and assured the nation that this time no one can steal their mandate because they have employed such a tremendous and transparent system, that there is no possibility of rigging any more. However, after the announcement of results, every party whether it has won seats in National assembly or provincial assembly, raised hue and cry regarding vote-rigging where they have lost seats, as reports emerged of more than 100% voter turn out in many areas! Practically there is not a single party in the country which is not accusing of severe vote rigging and demanding fresh elections for a number of seats. Almost every party is holding protest rallies, sit-ins and strikes. Serious complaints of rigging have been reported across the country, from Karachi to Lahore and onwards.