Pakistan

Woman Gives Birth to Baby Girl Named Benazir at Polling Station in Sargodha

A couple who came to exercise their right to vote in the general elections on Thursday received a special blessing when they welcomed a baby girl at a polling station in Sargodha.

The couple, identified as Ejaz and his wife, arrived at the polling station in the NA-84 constituency around noon to cast their ballots. However, soon after entering the premises, the woman went into labour and gave birth to a healthy baby girl with the help of the polling staff and other women voters.

The proud father, who was overjoyed by the arrival of his daughter, decided to name her Benazir after the late former prime minister and leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Benazir Bhutto.

“I am very happy and grateful to Allah for this mercy. I have named my daughter Benazir because she is a symbol of democracy and courage. She is also a gift for the nation on this historic day,” Ejaz told the media.

He added that he and his wife were supporters of the PPP and had voted for the party’s candidate in their constituency.

The mother and the baby girl were later shifted to a nearby hospital for a medical check-up and were reported to be in good condition.

The incident drew the attention of many people, including the PPP leadership, who congratulated the couple and praised their dedication to democracy.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) appreciated the efforts of the polling staff and the voters who helped the woman deliver her baby safely and peacefully.

The ECP said that it was a rare and remarkable event that showed the enthusiasm and spirit of the people for the electoral process.

The ECP also urged the voters to continue to participate in the elections in a peaceful and orderly manner and to respect the code of conduct.

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