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PPP emerges biggest party in Pakistan polls (Third Lead)
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Though there is no decisive victor either at the centre or in any of the four provinces, slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Tuesday emerged as the single largest party in the national elections.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 4:19:08 PM

PML-Q accepts defeat, leaves door open for negotiation
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), backed by President Pervez Musharraf, Tuesday accepted defeat but left room for negotiating a role for itself in the next government saying that 'nothing can be ruled out in politics'.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 3:33:16 PM

Musharraf gets a pasting, Bhutto and Nawaz names carry the day (Second Lead)
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) After more than eight years of President Pervez Musharraf, Pakistanis brought back former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and the late Benazir Bhutto back in the reckoning, with the PML-N and the PPP Tuesday surging ahead of the Musharraf-backed PML-Q.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 2:28:18 PM

Opposition victory signals rise in Pakistan stocks
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan's business community Tuesday celebrated the opposition victory in the country's general elections with a 413-point surge in the leading stock market in morning trade.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 2:07:08 PM

Musharraf gets a drubbing, Bhutto and Nawaz names carry the day (Lead)
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

I have kept my word: Musharraf
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

Polls meaningless without restoration of judiciary, free media: Imran Khan (Interview)
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

Sharif, Bhutto parties in big gains in Pakistan election; Musharraf party losing
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

Women-only polling stations do not attract many Pakistanis
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

Pakistan votes in 'mother of all elections', early trends mixed (Intro Roundup)
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

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