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Tribal districts see inclusion in KP elections as curb on extremism

Tribal districts see inclusion in KP elections as curb on extremism

The election on July 20 will give representation to the former tribal areas for the first time in the KP Assembly.


Contrary to Taliban falsehoods, democracy does not contradict Islam

Contrary to Taliban falsehoods, democracy does not contradict Islam

Many observers conclude that the Taliban are averse to the idea of democracy because of their fear of the results, not because of its purported incompatibility with Islam.


By-election results in KP seen as defeat to terrorism

By-election results in KP seen as defeat to terrorism

Samar Haroon Bilour and Sardar Aghaz Gandapur -- who lost her husband and his father, respectively, to suicide attacks -- emerged victorious in the Sunday elections.


Opposition politicians underscore importance of democratic ideals

Opposition politicians underscore importance of democratic ideals

Despite reported irregularities in the July general elections, Pakistani opposition leaders are pinning great hopes on the new government to advance democratic ideals and process.


Pakistanis and Afghans welcome Imran Khan's vision of improved relations

Pakistanis and Afghans welcome Imran Khan's vision of improved relations

Pakistani prime minister-elect Imran Khan in his election victory speech vowed to improve relations with Afghanistan with an emphasis on open borders and free trade.


Pakistani voters reject extremists in favour of young, educated candidates

Pakistani voters reject extremists in favour of young, educated candidates

Just two of the 1,500 candidates fielded by Islamic fundamentalist parties won seats in the general elections in an apparent rejection of radicalism.


Surge in female voters heralds new era for Pakistan's democracy

Surge in female voters heralds new era for Pakistan's democracy

For many women, voting in general elections was once just a dream. That all changed last week.


Pakistan's 5 biggest post-election challenges

Pakistan's 5 biggest post-election challenges

Extremism, the economy, population growth, water shortages and civil-military relations are the top concerns looking forward, analysts say.


Pakistan's 5 biggest post-election challenges

Pakistan's 5 biggest post-election challenges

Extremism, the economy, population growth, water shortages and civil-military relations are the top concerns looking forward, analysts say.


Imran Khan declares victory as nation awaits official tally

Imran Khan declares victory as nation awaits official tally

Khan pledged accountability and policy reforms to benefit all Pakistanis, as rival parties claimed vote rigging and demanded independent oversight of the vote count.


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