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Pakistan polling mostly peaceful as people queue up to vote (Second Lead)
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Tens of thousands queued up across Pakistan Monday to elect a new parliament and four provincial assemblies in the crucial 10th general election. Two major incidents of violence and some minor skirmishes among supporters of contesting candidates were reported.

Monday, February 18, 2008 3:18:49 PM

No negativity, but India does figure in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) The once-endemic anti-India rhetoric is gone. Even Kashmir did not figure in campaign rallies. As Pakistanis voted Monday, there appeared to be some genuine admiration for Indian democracy.

Monday, February 18, 2008 2:10:11 PM

Candidate killed in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Polling in Pakistan got off to a violent start Monday with a candidate shot dead in Lahore and a polling station in the Swat Valley near the Afghan border blown up by militants.

Monday, February 18, 2008 12:39:39 PM

Polling on in Pakistan amid fears of terror attacks (Lead)
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Thousands voted across Pakistan Monday to elect a new parliament and four provincial assemblies in an election marred by unprecedented violence and which threatens to throw up hung legislatures.

Monday, February 18, 2008 11:09:22 AM

Polling opens in Pakistan's historic general election
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Under the eye of stringent security, doors opened to polling stations across the country Monday morning to allow Pakistanis to vote in its historic 10th general elections.

Monday, February 18, 2008 9:17:54 AM

Ex-Taliban commander funded Bhutto killing: police
Rawalpindi, Feb 17 (Xinhua) Former Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsood had funded five extremists to kill former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto, Additional Inspector General of Punjab Province Chudhary Abdul Majeed said Sunday.

Sunday, February 17, 2008 11:25:43 PM

EU chief observer hopes Pakistan polls will be peaceful
Islamabad, Feb 17 (Xinhua) Michael Gahler, chief of the European Union election observation mission to Pakistan, Sunday expressed the hope that the parliamentary elections Monday will take place peacefully.

Sunday, February 17, 2008 11:19:55 PM

Musharraf says PML-Q will win majority
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has predicted that the party backed by him - the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) - and its allies will win majority in Monday's polls.

Sunday, February 17, 2008 9:47:27 PM

Fears of low voter turnout in Pakistan despite campaign (Lead)
Rawalpindi, Feb 17 (IANS) Pakistan's voters, worried after a spate of suicide bomb blasts at political rallies and outside party offices, may stay away from Monday's polls even as civil society groups through advertisements on private TV channels, FM radio as well as text messages have urged the 80 million electorate to cast their ballot.

Sunday, February 17, 2008 9:33:44 PM

All polling booths in Lahore declared sensitive
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) All polling stations in Lahore district, where a tough contest is expected between two factions of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML), were declared 'sensitive' Sunday night, hours before the start of the voting in Pakistan.

Sunday, February 17, 2008 8:51:11 PM

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