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Pakistan Polls 2013

Pakistan to seal Afghan border May 11 for election

Pakistani officials say they'll seal their border with Afghanistan and restrict the movement of Afghan refugees on May 11 during parliamentary elections.

Bombs kill 8 at Pak election offices: officials

A bomb attack targeting an election candidate's office in northwest Pakistan today killed at least five people and wounded 22, police said, the latest violence ahead of May 5 polls .

Pakistan 'Robin Hood' aims to wrest election from rich

With a flick of the reins, Jamshed Dasti launched his run for Pakistan's parliament from the back of a donkey cart, cantering through the rutted streets of his home town to file his nomination papers as supporters erupted into cheers.

Suicide bomber kills eight in Pakistan: police

A suicide bomber killed at least eight people and wounded 45 others when he rammed his motorcycle into a bus in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar today, police said.

Musharraf banned for life from polls

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday imposed a lifetime ban on former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf from contesting elections. The verdict of the four-member bench was given in an appeal filed by Musharraf on his being declared ineligible for running for a seat from Chitral, reports Imtiaz Ahmad.

Imran Khan brazens out Pakistan campaign trail

You can't lead a revolution and hide behind bullet-proof glass - at least not according to Imran Khan, wildcard contender for power at the ballot box in Pakistan on May 11.

Independent candidate, 2 aides killed

An independent candidate in Pakistan’s upcoming polls and two companions were gunned down in the restive Balochistan province on Tuesday, the latest in a string of attacks targeting politicians and campaign offices.

Pak election candidate escapes bid on life

A candidate in Pakistan's upcoming general election had a narrow escape on Wednesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up near his motorcade in southern Sindh province, injuring two persons.

Pak parties woo young voters with music and social media

Pakistan’s 11th general elections to be held on May 11 will be like no other as it will have 40 million first-time voters out of a total of 86 million voters, according to the Election Commission of Pakistan. “These new voters will turn Pakistan’s political scene on its head,” predicts political analyst Ghazi Salahuddin.

Pakistan to deploy 70,000 troops during polls

The Pakistan Army has started deployment of 70,000 troops for election-related duties that would include security and maintenance of peace and order, a military spokesman said.

Pakistan polls:Awami National Party candidate shot dead

A candidate running for parliament in next week's historic Pakistani election was shot dead on Friday along with his three-year-old son after praying in a mosque in Karachi, police said.

Pakistan tribesmen embrace historic polls

Pakistan's tribal belt may have been dubbed the world's most dangerous place by the United States, but enthusiastic tribesmen are defying the Taliban to vote for change at next week's polls.

Bilawal leaves Pakistan, won't return before polls

Pakistan People's Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has left on a foreign trip and will not be present in the country when it goes to polls on May 11, according to a media report on Friday.

Election candidate injured in IED blast in northwestern Pakistan: officials

A Pakistani candidate running for Parliament in next week's historic election was injured today as his vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the troubled northwest, officials said.

Pakistani fishermen hold political rally at sea

Wearing life jackets and bobbing on the gentle waves of the Arabian Sea, supporters of a candidate in Pakistan's upcoming nationwide election held a waterborne rally to highlight the challenges faced by their embattled fishing community.
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