Women were stopped from voting in Pakistan's elections on Saturday in the northwestern tribal district of North Waziristan, a notorious Taliban stronghold, residents said.
Voter turnout for Pakistan's historic elections was low in the country's troubled southwest on Saturday, where fears of attack were high and security forces guarded polling stations.
"When good people do not vote, bad people benefit," said chief election commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim after casting his vote today. Ebrahim urged Pakistanis to go out and cast their vote, reported Geo News.
Pakistan Army chief general Ashfaq Parvez Kayani today cast his vote in Rawalpindi. General Kayani voted in the NA-54 constituency, reported Geo TV.
Five persons were killed and 15 others injured today when a bomb went off near a secular political party's election office in Karachi, hours after thousands of Pakistanis began voting in a landmark general election.
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A pair of bombs targeting the offices of candidates running in this weekend's election killed three people today in northwest Pakistan, the latest attacks in what has been a bloody campaign.
Police are still clueless about the whereabouts of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Haider Gilani who was abducted on Thursday, said a media report today.
The Pakistani Taliban has threatened widespread attacks, including suicide bombings, during the landmark general election on Saturday, saying it is opposed to the "infidel system" of democracy.
The rapid rise over the past two years of former cricket star Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party has shifted the attention of other mainstream politicians towards the youths in Pakistan.
Various protests were witnessed in Sialkot, the hometown of Sanauallah Haq, the Pakistani prisoner who died in Chandigarh. Imtiaz Ahmad reports.
Ali Haider Gilani, the son of former Pakistan prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, was kidnapped while he was campaigning at a corner meeting in his home constituency on the outskirts of Multan on Thursday, two days ahead of the country's general elections. Imtiaz Ahmad
reports. Abducted from election rally
People’s reactions to Sanaullah Ranjay’s death though muted in Pakistan so far, parties have begun giving it a political colour in the backdrop of prevailing poll fever in the country.
Pakistan today sought an investigation into the death of Sanaullah Haq, a Pakistani prisoner who succumbed to grievous injuries after being attacked in Jammu jail, and demanded that perpetrators of this "heinous crime be brought to justice".