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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

PPP's Zardari stakes claim to form government (Lead)
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Staking the claim of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) to form the next government, Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday indicated his willingness to form a coalition with former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's party, but rejected the possibility of any role for the members of the previous government.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 11:24:58 PM

Musharraf urges new government to work with all stakeholders
Islamabad, Feb 19 (Xinhua) Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf Tuesday said he hoped Pakistan would move in a positive direction in the changed scenario and that the new government would work in a harmonious manner with all stakeholders.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:22:36 PM

PPP's Zardari stakes claim to form government
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday staked his party's claim to form a government after it won the highest number of seats in the National Assembly.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 9:11:55 PM

And the celebrations began - but uncertainty may continue
Karachi, Feb 19 (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.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 8:03:06 PM

Pakistan votes: exeunt Musharraf, hello again Nawaz-Bhutto (Evening Lead)
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) After eight years of President Pervez Musharraf, Pakistanis said a decisive 'no more' to him, rejecting not just his PML-Q but also the religious parties and brought back former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and the legacy of the late Benazir Bhutto in the reckoning.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 7:56:27 PM

Smile is back on Nawaz's face, jokes at Musharraf's expense
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) The smile is back on former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif's face. Less than three months after his return from exile, he holds the key to the formation of the next government.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 7:05:35 PM

Musharraf's future to be decided by restored judges: Sharif
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) A petition challenging Pervez Musharraf's candidature for the presidential elections will be reopened and the Supreme Court's restored judges will decide his future, says former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who holds the key to the formation of a new government in Pakistan.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 5:50:12 PM

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

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