Former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has been defeated in the National Assembly elections, a media report said today. Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate Raja Pervez Ashraf suffered a defeat in NA-51, Geo News reported.
"Nawaz Sharif will be your prime minister," said his younger brother Shahbaz Sharif as their party surged ahead in the Pakistan polls. The Sharif brothers addressed their workers and supporters to announce their victory, reported Dawn.
The voting for historic general elections in Pakistan was marred with violence as at least sixteen people died in poll related violence in the troubled Balochistan province in south-west Pakistan.
Malala Yousufzai, teenage rights activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban, on Saturday appealed to people to exercise their franchise, saying "one vote can change" Pakistan's future.
A major Islamist party today announced it would boycott Pakistan's elections in the country's financial hub Karachi and another city, accusing a rival party of rigging and violence.
A photograph showing a Pakistani ballot box that had been forcibly emptied of ballots went viral on the internet today.
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.