Khan, Sharif appear ahead in Pakistan election count

Khan, Sharif appear ahead in Pakistan election count

ISLAMABAD - The parties of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan appeared to be well ahead of their rivals in Pakistan’s election, according to a partial count of votes cast on Saturday.

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Pakistan extends voting by one hour

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s election commission announced Saturday that it would extend nationwide voting in landmark polls by an extra hour, with people still queuing to cast their ballots.

Voter turnout low in southwest Pakistan

Voter turnout low in southwest Pakistan

Voter turnout for Pakistan’s historic elections was low in the country’s troubled southwest on Saturday, where fears of attack were high and security forces guarded polling stations.

Polls open in Pakistan’s unpredictable election

Polls open in Pakistan’s unpredictable election

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.