HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014

Pakistan Polls 2013

'Bhutto out of Pak, not to return before polls'

Pakistan People's Party (PPP) 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.

'There should be fair polls in Pak'

The father of Malala Yousufzai, the schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, has called for free and fair elections in Pakistan.

Support to US war against Taliban needs to be reconsidered: Sharif

Nawaz Sharif, seen as the front-runner in Pakistan's election race, said the country should reconsider its support for the US war on Islamist militancy and suggested that he was in favour of negotiations with the Taliban.

Terrorism can be tackled only through talks: Nawaz Sharif

Former Pakistan PM and president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Nawaz Sharif, who is a strong  contender for PM's post, said the dialogue and not armed intervention is the answer to deal with terror groups in Pakistan.

Bomb kills 5 in Pakistan, takes poll death count to 97

A bomb killed at least five people and wounded a Pakistani election candidate today as he campaigned in the restive northwest, raising the death toll in the nation's bloody poll campaign to 97.

Imran Khan stable, urges public to vote on May 11

Pakistani politician Imran Khan was being treated for a head injury on Wednesday after falling at an election rally, the latest dramatic turn in a campaign that has seen more than 100 people killed in attacks.

Zardari: Pakistan survivor, party in crisis

Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan's unpopular president who stunned critics by staying in office for five years, has been invisible on the election campaign and presides over a ruling party in crisis.

Bilawal: Pakistan's absent dynastic heir

At 24, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is too young to run in Pakistan's general election, but he carries both the hopes of a party and the bloodstained mantle of his family history.

Key facts about Pakistan's general election

Pakistan goes to the polls on Saturday to elect lawmakers to the lower house of parliament and four provincial assemblies.

Imran Khan: Cricket star poised for political breakthrough

Retired cricket legend Imran Khan is a political juggernaut batting to win a major breakthrough after 17 years on the sidelines and take troubled Pakistan in a new direction.

Pakistan's Imran Khan advised one-week rest

Pakistani politician Imran Khan has been advised to rest for a week after sustaining skull and back injuries in a fall at an election campaign rally, a hospital official said on Wednesday.

Pakistan votes in historic polls under Taliban shadow

Millions of Pakistanis go to the polls on Saturday in elections overshadowed by Taliban threats but marking a historic democratic transition of power in a nuclear-armed state used to military rule.

Dark public mood in Pak on election eve: survey

A majority of the people in Pakistan are for the first time considering the threat from the Taliban on par with that from India, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center ahead of the May 11 general elections.

Pakistan Taliban plan to attack landmark election

Pakistan's Taliban plan to carry out suicide bombings during Saturday's election in a bid to undermine the poll, according to a letter from the leader of the militant group.
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