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Elections on Jan 8 impossible: poll panel official
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) secretary Kanwar M. Dilshad said Wednesday that the widespread violence following the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto had made it 'impossible' for elections to be held as per schedule on Jan 8.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008 11:09:10 AM

Pakistan army kills five pro-Taliban militants
Islamabad, Jan 1 (DPA) Pakistan's military said Tuesday it had killed five Islamist militants and arrested 20 following the abduction of four security personnel by gunmen in the country's restive tribal area.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008 11:45:59 PM

Musharraf buying time to rig polls: Pakistan opposition parties (Second Lead)
Islamabad Jan 1 (IANS) Pakistan's opposition parties accused President Pervez Musharraf of planning to rig the upcoming polls as the Election Commission said Tuesday it was difficult to conduct vote as scheduled Jan 8 due to the unrest following Benazir Bhutto's assassination.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008 10:19:46 PM

PPP chairman Bilawal leaves for Oxford
Islamabad, Jan 1 (IANS) Two days after being named head of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), teenager Bilawal Bhutto Zardari left for Dubai Tuesday on his way to the University of Oxford where he is studying law.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008 5:40:44 PM

Decision on Pakistan poll date delayed further (Lead)
Islamabad, Jan 1 (IANS) The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Tuesday said the decision on the country's poll date would be taken Wednesday after consultations with political parties, even as a senior official indicated that the scheduled Jan 8 voting may be delayed by four to five weeks.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008 3:17:31 PM

Opposition to gain in Pakistan elections: expert
Islamabad, Jan 1 (IANS) Pakistani opposition parties are expected to make major gains in upcoming elections in the wake of mass anger sparked by Benazir Bhutto's assassination, a political expert said Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008 2:19:45 PM

Pakistan retracts 'lever killed Bhutto' theory
Islamabad, Jan 1 (IANS) The Pakistan government has retracted its contention that former prime minister Benazir Bhutto died after striking her head against the sunroof lever of her SUV and has 'apologised' for floating the theory.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008 12:58:05 PM

Pakistan polls likely to be delayed by five weeks
Islamabad, Jan 1 (IANS) The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is likely to delay the planned Jan 8 polls by four to five weeks, a senior official said Tuesday ahead of a crucial meeting to decide the final date.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008 12:21:42 PM

Pakistan tops list of journalists killed in 2007
Islamabad, Dec 31 (IANS) The year 2007 was the bloodiest for journalists in South Asia. Pakistan topped with the toll of seven journalists, followed by six in Sri Lanka, and five in Afghanistan, according to the South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA).

Monday, December 31, 2007 9:39:47 PM

Normalcy returns, but Pakistan may put off elections (Intro Roundup)
Islamabad, Dec 31 (IANS) Pakistan may Tuesday put off the Jan 8 elections following former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination even as normalcy returned to the country after three days of widespread violence.

Monday, December 31, 2007 8:19:03 PM

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