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Pakistan Polls 2013

'40% of Pak youth think Islamic law best for nation'

Ahead of crucial elections marking the first democratic transition in Pakistan's history, more than 90% of the youth believe the country is heading in the wrong direction while nearly 40% think Shariah or Islamic law would be the best political system, a survey said.

Pak polls: nomination papers of Musharraf rejected

Pervez Musharraf's nomination papers for a parliamentary constituency in Pakistan's Punjab province were today rejected, even as the Supreme Court decided to hear a petition seeking the former military ruler's trial for treason.

Treason petition against Musharraf

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday accepted an application filed against former president Pervez Musharraf accusing him of committing treason under Article 6 of the constitution.

Returning Officers prod candidates with irrelevant questions

A controversy in Pakistan is brewing over the questions being asked by Returning Officers when accepting nomination papers from prospective candidates. Many have been asked questions about their knowledge of Islam and of the constitution of Pakistan. Imtiaz Ahmad reports.

Pak election: Ashraf out, Musharraf in

Pakistan Election Commission today rejected the nomination papers filed by former Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf for Rawalpindi constituency and those filed by General Prevez Musharraf for Kasur, Karachi and Islamabad constituencies, reports Imtiaz Ahmad.

MQM leader shot dead in Pakistan

A Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader, who was a candidate for Pakistan's upcoming polls, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in southern Sindh province today, police said.

Taliban gunmen kill Pakistani election candidate

Taliban assailants on a motorcycle gunned down a candidate running in Pakistan’s upcoming elections on Thursday, an official and a Taliban spokesman said, underscoring threats to the country’s former ruling party and other secular and political groups.

Transgender allowed to contest election in Pakistan

For the first time in Pakistan's history, a transgender has been allowed to contest elections, with the country's Election Commission accepting her nomination papers from a constituency in Karachi.

Pak tribunals uphold rejection of Musharraf's nomination

Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf's efforts to seek election to parliament from four seats suffered major setbacks on Tuesday when tribunals barred him from contesting the May 11 polls from two constituencies in the Pakistani capital and Punjab province.

Pakistan's Musharraf disqualified from election

Lawyers say judges have disqualified Pakistan's former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, from running in the upcoming parliamentary election.

Suicide attack kills 8 at Pakistan poll rally

A suicide bomber killed eight people and wounded dozens more at a Pakistan election campaign rally being attended by a senior politician in the northwestern city of Peshawar today, officials said.

Imran Khan's home attacked: party

The party of Pakistan vote hopeful Imran Khan said Wednesday "a horde of 100 miscreants" attacked his home and beat his brother-in-law, as they accused the government of failing to provide security.

Musharraf must be taken to task for subverting Constitution: Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan's former premier Nawaz Sharif has described the action taken by the judiciary against Pervez Musharraf as a "reversal of fortunes", saying the former military ruler must be taken to task for subverting the country's Constitution.

Pak Taliban warn people not to participate in general election

The banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan has distributed pamphlets in several Pakistani cities, including Peshawar and Karachi, warning people not to participate in next month's landmark general election.

Pakistani Taliban ask people to boycott polls

The Pakistani Taliban has distributed leaflets in many parts of the country, asking people to boycott the May 11 general elections, a media report said.

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