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Imran Khan's Tehrik-i-Insaf wins re-poll in upmarket Karachi constituency

May 20, 2013

Imran Khan's Tehrik-i-Insaf wins re-poll in upmarket Karachi constituency

Cricket hero Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf party won a revote in an upmarket constituency of Karachi on Sunday, unofficial results showed, a day after gunmen killed a party leader, setting the stage for protests and counter-protests. #NewsTracker #Nawaz Sharif #Imran Khan #Karachi #Pakistan polls #Pakistan elections 2013 #Tehrik-i-Insaf #MQM #Muttahida Quami Movement
Pak polls India should rejoice, says Al Gore

May 14, 2013

Pak polls India should rejoice, says Al Gore

The just concluded general elections in Pakistan is a time for both the US and India to feel some joy and take some pride in the hope that democracy would continue to march forward in the South Asian country, former US Vice President Al Gore has said. #NewsTracker #Al Gore #Pakistan polls
Polls a 'significant milestone' in Pak democracy building Obama

May 13, 2013

Polls a 'significant milestone' in Pak democracy building Obama

US President Barack Obama has hailed the National Assembly election in Pakistan, calling it "a significant milestone" in the country's democracy building. #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Pakistan polls
Imran Khan gains in Pakistan vote, fractured Parliament expected

May 10, 2013

Imran Khan gains in Pakistan vote, fractured Parliament expected

Former Pakistan cricket star Imran Khan's party was enjoying a late surge of support on Friday, the eve of a landmark election, raising the prospect of a fragmented parliament that could lead to weeks of haggling to form a coalition government. #World #Al-Qaeda #Pakistan #Benazir Bhutto #International Monetary Fund #Nawaz Sharif #Imran Khan #Pakistan Peoples Party #Pakistan polls #Pakistan elections 2013
Why the Pak polls will leave a trail of blood in Balochistan

May 08, 2013

Why the Pak polls will leave a trail of blood in Balochistan

Gas- and mineral-rich Baluchistan is bloody even when there are no elections. Kidnappings and killings are common. #World #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Balochistan #Pakistan polls
In Pakistan town, men decide women can't vote

May 06, 2013

In Pakistan town, men decide women can't vote

In places like Mateela, the fact that men decide women should not be allowed to vote is a decades-old tradition. Some men say women don't have the mental capacity. Other times they don't want wives and daughters to leave the house. Some simply don't see the point. #ThatsJustWrong #Pakistan #Women #Pakistan polls #Mateela #Pakistan elections 2013
Is this Pakistan polls the bloodiest ever?

May 06, 2013

Is this Pakistan polls the bloodiest ever?

This election is turning out to be one of the bloodiest in Pakistan's history, said a daily, warning that the "prospects for the situation on May 11 are grim and frightening". #World #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Pakistan polls #Pakistan elections 2013
Pak Army to deploy 70,000 troops for polls security

May 02, 2013

Pak Army to deploy 70,000 troops for polls security

Pakistan Army will deploy 70,000 troops and 50 helicopters for aerial surveillance across the country to ensure security and maintain law and order during the landmark May 11 polls, marking the first democratic transition in the nation's history. #NewsTracker #Pakistan Army #Pakistan polls #Pakistan elections 2013
Pakistan will seal border with Afghanistan on 11 May for polls

Apr 26, 2013

Pakistan will seal border with Afghanistan on 11 May for polls

Officials at the Interior Ministry and the election commission said on Friday the measure is aimed at preventing terrorist attacks during the vote. #World #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Pakistan polls
Comic relief aside, what India can learn from the Pak polls

Apr 23, 2013

Comic relief aside, what India can learn from the Pak polls

The Pakistan polls might just act as comic relief for India given the hilarity of several procedures it involves, but our country can also take a valuable lesson or two from them. #Pakistan #PoliticalPlay #Pakistan polls