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Pakistanis vote in historic polls, 15 killed in violence

Tens of thousands voted today in Pakistan’s landmark general elections to choose new national and provincial assemblies despite a string of bomb attacks in Karachi and the country’s restive northwest that killed at least 15 people and injured many others.

Gilani’s son got threats from LeJ and Sipah-e-Sahaba


Former premier Yousaf Raza Gilani’s son Ali Haider, kidnapped by gunmen while campaigning for Pakistan’s landmark elections, had received threats from the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Sipah-e-Sahaba.

Pak fumes at Sanaullah death, anti-India protests held

The Pakistanis were on Thursday enraged to know about the death of prisoner Sanaullah in Chandigarh, after battling for life in a hospital for a few days.

Unidentified gunmen kidnap Yousaf Raza Gilani’s son in Pak

Former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s son Ali Haider Gilani was today kidnapped in Pakistan’s Punjab province by unidentified gunmen who shot dead his personal secretary and a bodyguard.

Pak court declares US drone strikes as illegal


A Pakistani court today declared that US drone strikes in the country’s lawless tribal belt were illegal and directed the foreign ministry to move a resolution against the attacks in the United Nations.

Imran Khan survives fall

Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan on Tuesday survived a dangerous fall from about 20 feet as he was being lifted to the top of the stage to address an election rally in Lahore.

Pak cautions its citizens over travelling to India

Pakistan today advised its citizens travelling to India to exercise “due caution” following reports that their security “may be in jeopardy.”

Ten killed in Pak election meeting blast


At least ten people were killed and several others injured when a powerful explosion ripped through an election meeting organised by a Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam leader in northwest Pakistan today, officials said.

Pakistan, Afghanistan lock horns on posts along Afghan border

Border troops of Pakistan and Afghanistan clashed today, even as the two countries engaged in a war of words over construction of security posts along their porous border.

Musharraf feels exit suitable

Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf is ready to go back into exile but wants a “graceful” exit, political sources said.

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