President Asif Ali Zardari cast his vote through postal ballot, a media report said on Saturday.
Women were stopped from voting in Pakistan’s elections on Saturday in the northwestern tribal district of North Waziristan, a notorious Taleban stronghold, residents said.
The death toll from a blast at the offices of a political party in the Pakistani city of Karachi climbed to eight as Pakistanis voted in a landmark election, television stations reported.
Despite a bloody campaign marred by Taleban attacks, Pakistan was holding historic elections Saturday pitting a former cricket star against a two-time prime minister once exiled by the army and an incumbent blamed for power blackouts and inflation.
The government of Pakistan ordered the New York Times’ bureau chief in Islamabad to leave the country on the eve of national elections, the newspaper said on Friday.
A string of militant attacks cast a long shadow over Pakistan’s general election on Saturday, but millions still turned out to vote in a landmark test of the troubled country’s democracy.
ISLAMABAD -Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) patron-in-chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who is believed to be in Dubai due to security threats, may not be able to cast his vote on May 11.
ISLAMABAD - Taleban militants plan to carry out suicide bombings during Saturday’s election in a bid to undermine the poll, according to a letter from the leader of the militant group.
ISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari issued an ordinance on Thursday granting the right to vote to overseas Pakistanis.
ISLAMABAD - Armed men kidnapped Ali Haider Gilani, son of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, and gunned down his guard in Multan on Thursday.