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Suicide Explosion kills 31 while Pakistan holds general elections

ISLAMABAD (AP) – A suicide bomber on a motorcycle rammed into a busy polling station in Pakistan's Quetta town on Wednesday that killed at least 31 people and cast a dark shadow over what should be a historic day out of the country, Pakistanis choose their third consecutive government The attack in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, highlighted the …

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Pakistan election begins, under allegations of intimidation and rigging: NPR

Pakistani soldiers patrol a street next to a billboard with a picture of Imran Khan of the Pakistani Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) in Rawalpindi. Aamir Qureshi / AFP / Getty Images Hide Caption Shift Aamir Qureshi / AFP / Getty Images Patriots patrol a street next to a billboard with a picture of Imran Khan of the Pakistani Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement …

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The Latest: More Clashes than Pakistan Vote; 1 killed

by Associated Press 25. July at 5:54 ISLAMABAD – The latest on the elections in Pakistan (all times local): 14:45 Police in Pakistan say more clashes between rival political parties have killed another person and 15 wounded throughout the country. Officer Nasir Ahmed says followers of the Pakistan Muslim League and Tahrik-e-Insaf parties clashed during the vote on Wednesday in …

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A look at the seats in the elections in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistanis will go to the polls on Wednesday to elect a third direct civilian government, with more than 11,000 candidates vying for 270 seats in parliament and 570 seats in four provincial assemblies. Separated under Pakistani law Seats are reserved for women and non-Muslim minorities, who make up about 4 percent of the country's more than 200 million …

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What does the election in Pakistan mean?

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistan will go to the polls on Wednesday to elect a prime minister, who in the country's 70-year history only transfers power from one civilian government to another for the second time. The election comes at a critical moment for a country of 200 million people and a war-stricken region. Pakistan is an atomic state, a negative …

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Pakistan candidate receives life record in drug case days before election

Abbasi was arrested shortly after the verdict was delivered from the court. An anti-drug court in Pakistan has sentenced Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi to life imprisonment in an eight-year-old ephedrine case. The eight-year-old case was related to the delivery of ephedrine to a drug smuggler. Hanif Abbasi, the PML-N candidate against Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh …

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Pakistan votes: who are the leaders?

As the campaign draws to a close, charismatic populist and former cricket star Imran Khan and brother of the deposed leader, Shahbaz Sharif, have emerged as the two frontrunners. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the 29-year-old son of former leader Benazir Bhutto, also finds broad support and tries to restore his family's party as a viable political force. Polls indicate that the …

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People using external forces to destabilize Pakistan: Imran

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Saturday that external forces with the support of the people in the country would destroy peace in Pakistan and abort the upcoming parliamentary elections [196592002] At a public gathering in Swabi, Khan condemned the Mastung blast and said: "The candidate of the Baluchistan Awami Party (BAP), Siraj Raisani, was a patriotic …

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death toll in Pakistan suicide bombing rises to 128

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – The number of fatalities in a suicide attack on a campaign event in southwestern Pakistan has risen to 128 on Saturday – the country's deadliest terrorist attack this year The attack that took place on Friday in the troubled Balochistan province has renewed concern that violence could disrupt the national elections scheduled for 25 July. Pakistan is …

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