Hawzah News Agency (Najaf, Iraq) – Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Saeed Hakim, prominent Shia Marja in Najaf Ashraf, in response to a question regarding Pakistan's Shia duty to vote in election, in a letter emphasized the importance of Shia participation.
The letter states:
Participating in the election and determining the fate of the country at this time is the right of the people and an opportunity to reform the affairs and progress of the country, even to some extent.
And in this regard, it is recommended that people stay on the scene and choose the right, competent, and honest individuals.
We ask God Almighty for the success of honorable people so that they can fulfill their religious and national duty.
Office of the Grand Ayatullah Hakim