Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Late Benazir Bhutto's PPP and former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif's PML-N were neck and neck Tuesday as the election results came in and it became evident that the people had rejected not only religious parties but also the PML-Q backed by President Pervez Musharraf.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 11:57:16 AM
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) 'I had promised a free, fair, transparent and peaceful poll. I have kept my word,' Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf said Tuesday as the results of the election came in and the rout of the Pakistan Muslim League-Qaid (PML-Q) backed by him became evident.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 11:18:10 AM
Karachi, Feb 19 (IANS) Violence during the crucial parliamentary elections in Pakistan could well be the precursor to wide spread street protests in the country, Tehreek-I-Insaf chief and cricket legend Imran Khan, who boycotted the polls, has said. He firmly believes the elections held Monday are a farce due to unprecedented pre-poll rigging.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:48:06 AM
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) People rejected religious parties and former ruling party Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) that was backed by President Pervez Musharraf as the early results were announced for 115 National Assembly seats out of 272. Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's PML-N and assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) made big gains in elections that were held amid fears of violence and rigging allegations by the opposition against Musharraf and his allies.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 8:25:26 AM
Rawalpindi, Feb 18 (IANS) Farzana Bushara, a housewife and a die-hard supporter of slain former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto, had a novel way of expressing her admiration. She cut out photographs of Bhutto from magazines and stuck them to her woollen waistcoat.
Monday, February 18, 2008 11:09:36 PM
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Millions across Pakistan braved terror threats and voted Monday to pick a new parliament and four provincial assemblies in the 'mother of all elections', with stray violence leaving at least 12 people dead. The ballot count initially showed mixed trends.
Monday, February 18, 2008 9:49:58 PM
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Besides hotel officials, taxi drivers in Islamabad were a happy lot on the polling day due to the heavy demand from visiting journalists to go on polling station tours.
Monday, February 18, 2008 9:32:30 PM
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Besides Pakistani government officials involved in the polling process, there was another group of officials on their toes on the election day Monday - those dealing with electricity generation and distribution.
Monday, February 18, 2008 9:31:06 PM
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Islamabad and Rawalpindi are known as twin cities, but they certainly were not identical in their response to the election day.
Monday, February 18, 2008 9:29:44 PM
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and more than 90 injured in different areas across Pakistan in poll-related violence since Sunday, officials said Monday.
Monday, February 18, 2008 9:07:46 PM
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