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Pakistani voters defy violence, await results of tight race

Pakistani voters defy violence, await results of tight race

More than 19 million new voters, including millions of women and youths, may prove decisive in the contest.


Pakistan's civil society urges voters to shun violent groups

Pakistan's civil society urges voters to shun violent groups

Civil society groups are raising concerns that banned groups are finding a way to participate in the general elections on July 25.


WhatsApp offers tips to spot fake news ahead of Pakistan's general election

WhatsApp offers tips to spot fake news ahead of Pakistan's general election

The awareness campaign aims to curb the viral spread of false information.


KP enhances safety measures ahead of July 25 polls

KP enhances safety measures ahead of July 25 polls

Joint Crisis Management Units have been formed to protect political parties and their leaders.


Counter-terrorism operation under way in wake of Mastung massacre

Counter-terrorism operation under way in wake of Mastung massacre

An ISIS suicide bomber killed at least 149 people during an election rally in Mastung, Balochistan, and so far 9 arrests have been made in connection to the massacre.


ANP, Bilour family defy terror, vow to fight for peace, democracy

ANP, Bilour family defy terror, vow to fight for peace, democracy

'I am willing to sacrifice my life for Pakistan too,' said Danyal Bilour, the son of slain ANP leader Haroon Bashir Bilour.


TTP bombing in Peshawar fortifies Pakistanis' resolve in democratic process

TTP bombing in Peshawar fortifies Pakistanis' resolve in democratic process

Political leaders of all stripes vowed they would not bow to terrorists and continue to strive for peace through elections.


Pakistan's election campaigns proceeding with peace, security

Pakistan's election campaigns proceeding with peace, security

Although there have been a few terrorist attacks ahead of the July 25 general election, Pakistani authorities remain vigilant in providing security.


Woman runs for office in Upper Dir, encouraging disenfranchised female voters

Woman runs for office in Upper Dir, encouraging disenfranchised female voters

Hameeda Shahid is the first female to seek office in Upper Dir, where women have historically been prevented from even voting in elections. Hameeda and others are seeking to change the taboo.


ECP rejects registration of MML as political party

ECP rejects registration of MML as political party

The Milli Muslim League (MML) is linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the group accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks.


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