Pakistan election: Voters ignore risk of violence
PAKISTANIS thronged to the polls yesterday, despite a backdrop of violence, in a historic vote which pitted a former cricket star against a veteran prime minister and an unpopular incumbent.
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At least 22 people were killed in attacks by militants, underlining the risks faced by those who turned out to vote.
The violence was a continuation of what has been a bloody election campaign, with more than 130 people killed in bombings and shootings. Some observers are calling this one of the... read more
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