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Nawaz, Zardari to meet to discuss government formation
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan's leading contenders for power, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari, will meet here Thursday evening to discuss the possibilities of government formation following the Feb 18 polls which saw their parties rout the Pervez Musharraf backed PML-Q.

Thursday, February 21, 2008 1:04:31 PM

I am not prime ministerial candidate: Zardari
Islamabad, Feb 20 (Xinhua) Asif Ali Zardari, co-chairman of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), Wednesday said he would not become prime minister of Pakistan, local TV channel DAWN NEWS reported.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 11:33:37 PM

PPP rules out alliance with Pakistan president's party
Islamabad, Feb 20 (DPA) The party of assassinated Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto Wednesday ruled out a coalition with embattled President Pervez Musharraf but would invite all other political groups into a unity government, its new leader said.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 11:00:45 PM

Pakistan polls free and fair, but officials were biased: observers
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistan's general elections Monday were relatively free and fair, but the government machinery was significantly tilted towards the erstwhile ruling party in the run-up to the polling, international observers said Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 9:45:48 PM

Musharraf calls for harmonious coalition
Islamabad, Feb 20 (Xinhua) Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf Wednesday emphasized the need for harmonious coalition in the interest of good governance, development and progress of Pakistan, a statement issued by the Foreign Office here said.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 8:05:25 PM

And the celebrations began - but uncertainty may continue (Repeating for all needing)
Karachi, Feb 20 (IANS) Bilawal House, Benzair Bhutto's residence in Karachi, that looked eerily quiet on election day Feb 18, suddenly came alive with the first scent of victory.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 7:12:22 PM

Oust Musharraf, Pakistan lawyers demand after poll verdict
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Lawyers in Pakistan, enthused by the defeat of the 'king's party' in the elections, Wednesday called for President Musharraf's ouster, and said their weekly boycott of courts will continue till the release of the detained judges.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 6:56:15 PM

Official results of Pakistan elections on March 1
Islamabad, Feb 20 (Xinhua) The results of Pakistan's general elections held Monday will officially be notified March 1, local TV channel DAWN NEWS reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 3:51:43 PM

Political voice of minorities still stifled in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) In Muslim majority Pakistan, people of other faiths have long wanted equal say in the affairs of state. Although a record number of 12 non-Muslims contested this year for parliament, minority leaders say that discriminatory electoral process still stifles their political voice.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 7:32:58 AM

Exit Musharraf as Zardari, Sharif set to join hands (Roundup)
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Asif Ali Zardari's Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's party, topping the election results tally, were set to join hands to form the next government, as Pakistanis decisively voted out the PML-Q backed by President Pervez Musharraf.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 11:51:31 PM

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