Lahore, July 24: The election fever is on is Pakistan.
As the country inched towards its general elections scheduled for Wednesday, July 25, it saw all sorts of bizarre incidents happening, including a doctor prescribing his patient not to vote for one particular party to get rid of his illness!
According to a report in Pakistan's The Express Tribune, a homeopathic medical practitioner in Vehari, Punjab, advised his patient on Monday, July 23, not to vote for Imran Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party in Wednesday's election.
Jahangir Shah reportedly prescribed three different remedies to one Malik Amir Shah to help him get rid of his mental ailment. On the left corner of the prescription, it was written "don't vote for Imran Khan Niazi on July 25", the Express Tribune report said.
The prescription soon became a hit on the social media with supporters of Khan's PTI and the Sharifs' Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) debating it. While the supporters of the former national ruling party said the doctor did a perfect diagnosis of his patient's ailment and prescribed the perfect remedy, the PTI supporters slammed him as a "putwari" who belittled the profession, the report added.
The doctor himself told The Express Tribune that the prescription was forged and elements tried to use it to make their own political gains. Shah said he is a doctor and not a political worker and that is something he would prefer to do last.
He said the controversial mentions on the prescription were fabricated and decided to take legal action against those who were responsible for it, the report added.