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ISLAMABAD | Suicide blast kills 31 as Pakistan holds general elections

ISLAMABAD — A suicide bomber on a motorcycle rammed into people waiting outside a busy polling station in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least 31 and casting a dark shadow on what was to be a historic day for the country as Pakistanis cast ballots to elect their thirds consecutive civilian … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Suicide blast kills 31 as Pakistan holds general elections

ISLAMABAD | The Latest: Polls close in Pakistan national elections

ISLAMABAD— The Latest on Pakistan’s elections (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The spokesman for Pakistan’s Election Commission says the commission has issued a notice to aspiring prime minister Imran Khan saying his vote could be disqualified after he cast his ballot in front of television cameras, violating “the secrecy of the ballot paper.” Nadeem Qasim … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | The Latest: Polls close in Pakistan national elections

LAHORE, Pakistan | 69 people die in election violence ahead of Sharif’s return

LAHORE, Pakistan — The deadliest attack in Pakistan’s troubled election campaign killed 65 people at a rally in southwester Baluchistan on Friday ahead of the return to Pakistan of disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. It’s expected Sharif will be whisked away by helicopter to the federal capital of Islamabad when he returns later Friday … Continue reading LAHORE, Pakistan | 69 people die in election violence ahead of Sharif’s return