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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

Taxi drivers are all smiles
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Besides hotel officials, taxi drivers in Islamabad were a happy lot on the polling day due to the heavy demand from visiting journalists to go on polling station tours.

Monday, February 18, 2008 9:32:30 PM

Pakistanis spared power cuts on polling day
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Besides Pakistani government officials involved in the polling process, there was another group of officials on their toes on the election day Monday - those dealing with electricity generation and distribution.

Monday, February 18, 2008 9:31:06 PM

Tale of two cities in Pakistan (Poll Diary)
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Islamabad and Rawalpindi are known as twin cities, but they certainly were not identical in their response to the election day.

Monday, February 18, 2008 9:29:44 PM

Pakistan poll violence claims 20 lives (Lead)
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and more than 90 injured in different areas across Pakistan in poll-related violence since Sunday, officials said Monday.

Monday, February 18, 2008 9:07:46 PM

Early vote count throws up mixed trends in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) The ballot count after Monday's general elections for national and four provincial assemblies initially showed mixed trends with all three major parties leading in different constituencies.

Monday, February 18, 2008 8:50:37 PM

American observer doesn't take rigging charges seriously
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) The head of an election observer group, contracted by the US government to monitor Pakistan's general elections Monday, said that while it was easy to cry foul in elections, there had to be more specific allegations for it to be taken seriously.

Monday, February 18, 2008 8:28:43 PM

Pakistan votes in 'mother of all elections', seven killed (Roundup)
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Millions across Pakistan braved terror threats and voted to pick a new parliament and four provincial assemblies in the 'mother of all elections', with stray violence leaving at least seven people dead.

Monday, February 18, 2008 8:19:35 PM

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