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Skoda Citigo Stonehenge Sculpture Photo Gallery - Cars UK

Skoda Citigo Stonehenge Sculpture Photo Gallery - Cars UK | Pakistan & The World | Scoop.it
Photos of the CitiHenge sculpture made from scraps cars in the form of Stonehenge to launch the Skoda Citigo in the UK.

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Pakistan: A New Beginning? - The New York Review of Books

Pakistan: A New Beginning? - The New York Review of Books | Pakistan & The World | Scoop.it
Although opposition leader Nawaz Sharif was favored going into Pakistan's fraught parliamentary elections on Saturday, nobody predicted that his party would win so convincingly. The weeks leading up to the vote were ...
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Pakistani Elections Are Victory for Democracy As Millions Cast Ballots Despite Threats of Violence | NDI

Pakistani Elections Are Victory for Democracy As Millions Cast Ballots Despite Threats of Violence | NDI | Pakistan & The World | Scoop.it

Showing courage and resolve in the face of deadly challenges, Pakistanis went to the polls May 11 to elect a new government that will be a critical step in the country’s return to democracy, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) said today. “Millions of Pakistanis expressed their support for the democratic process by voting despite extremist attempts to disrupt the polls,” the groups said in a statement. Casting their ballots in the face of mounting violence “was a victory for democracy and the people of Pakistan. The stage has been set for the country’s first transfer of power from one democratically elected government to the next.”


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Brian Stewart: A measure of hope for troubled Pakistan? - CBC.ca

Brian Stewart: A measure of hope for troubled Pakistan? - CBC.ca | Pakistan & The World | Scoop.it
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Brian Stewart: A measure of hope for troubled Pakistan?
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India greets Nawaz Sharif's victory in Pakistan: who said what

India greets Nawaz Sharif's victory in Pakistan: who said what | Pakistan & The World | Scoop.it
India is watching even as Nawaz Sharif inches closer to becoming the next Prime Minister of Pakistan. A few Indian politicians have started congratulating Mr Sharif, even as he gets set for his new role.
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Amid Pakistan's chaos and carnival, this is democracy - The Guardian

Amid Pakistan's chaos and carnival, this is democracy - The Guardian | Pakistan & The World | Scoop.it
The Guardian Amid Pakistan's chaos and carnival, this is democracy The Guardian The election has seen a major "third force" emerging – former cricketer Imran Khan's Pakistan Justice Movement (PTI) – to challenge the two established parties, the...
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Pakistan's Sharif surges ahead in election count

Pakistan's Sharif surges ahead in election count | Pakistan & The World | Scoop.it
Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif, seeking to become prime minister for a third time, appears way ahead of his rivals. (Pakistan's Sharif surges ahead in election count: Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif, seeking to become prime minister for a...
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Nawaz Sharif declares victory for his party in Pakistan vote - The Times of India

Nawaz Sharif declares victory for his party in Pakistan vote - The Times of India | Pakistan & The World | Scoop.it
"We should thank Allah that he has given PML-N another chance to serve you and Pakistan," Nawaz Sharif said in a speech to jubilant supporters in Lahore.
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FATA: An election unlike any other

FATA: An election unlike any other | Pakistan & The World | Scoop.it

The 2013 general election will be the first time that FATA will see a poll where political parties are legally allowed to canvas and campaign as they do elsewhere in the country. It would be a stretch, however, to suggest that this will be a normal election. Much as they are in settled areas, moderate and liberal parties are hamstrung by the sustained threats from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in FATA.

The parties also face the task of reaching out to a large number displaced people from the region - by one estimate, one of out of four people from the Orakzai agency are currently internally displaced people (IDPs).  

Traditionally, members of parliament from the region have been independents, and tended to support whichever government was in power, in order to have access to patronage of state resources. With political parties now active in the region, however, any government in Islamabad will be unable to rely on the support of FATA independents. Another striking feature of this election is the sheer number of candidates per constituency - there are, for example, 40 candidates for NA-36, a constituency in Mohmand Agency, while the national average is between 10 and 20 candidates per constituency.

With the introduction of free campaigning and the entry of political parties proper into the race, as well as the large numbers of independents, it is clear that old electoral trends may no longer hold. What they are to be replaced by, however, remains to be seen.


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Pakistan's once-ridiculed transgender community fight elections for first time - The Guardian

Pakistan's once-ridiculed transgender community fight elections for first time - The Guardian | Pakistan & The World | Scoop.it
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Pakistan's once-ridiculed transgender community fight elections for first time
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Lal, 28, is one of a handful of candidates from Pakistan's "transgender" community standing in national and provincial elections on Saturday.
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DFID Bloggers » Pakistan – a personal perspective

DFID Bloggers » Pakistan – a personal perspective | Pakistan & The World | Scoop.it
In the UK, Pakistan is regularly in the news, and most of it is bad. So you may find it hard to believe that anyone would work here by choice. But I do - and I really enjoy it! Pakistan is a fascinating country with great people, ...
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Grading the manifestos: PML-N and PTI prioritise economy in their political agendas

Manifestos in Pakistani elections are treated by most political parties as homework: a dreaded chore that must be done before they can be allowed to go play the electoral game they enjoy so much. The homework usually gets done, but its quality is often left unexamined, and is therefore uncertain. With just days left to the election, we at The Express Tribune have taken the liberty of grading these manifestos. Our aim in this special report is to examine how much each political party has thought about the economy. We recognise that parties rarely fulfil all the promises they make in manifestos, or even come close. But the documents are nonetheless useful and deserve to be examined: they reflect whether or not the parties even have an understanding of the challenges they face, should they be entrusted by the voters with the responsibility of actually governing the nation. Our focus on the economy has meant that this special report focuses not on the entirety of the manifestos, but only on their sections most closely related to the economy. Hence, for example, we omit sections on civil rights, education, and health. Each of these things has an indirect impact on the economy, particularly education, but there are other considerations to each that are not strictly economic.


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Manifestos in Pakistani elections are treated by most political parties as homework: a dreaded chore that must be done before they can be allowed to go play the electoral game they enjoy so much...

 

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Crossing the Indus in the Hunza Valley..

Crossing the Indus in the Hunza Valley.. | Pakistan & The World | Scoop.it
“ Crossing the Indus in the Hunza Valley by Miche & Jon Rousell ” (Fotoğraf: Crossing the Indus in the Hunza Valley by Miche & Jon Rousell http://t.co/S5IAnrJvhc)...

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Skoda Citigo Stonehenge Sculpture Photo Gallery - Cars UK

Skoda Citigo Stonehenge Sculpture Photo Gallery - Cars UK | Pakistan & The World | Scoop.it
Photos of the CitiHenge sculpture made from scraps cars in the form of Stonehenge to launch the Skoda Citigo in the UK.

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Will Imran Khan head Parliament’s anti-corruption watchdog?

Will Imran Khan head Parliament’s anti-corruption watchdog? | Pakistan & The World | Scoop.it

Winner of May 11 general elections, Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N), may play a masterstroke by offering chairmanship of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI). The party is also considering the name of Mahmood Khan Achakzai for the position of Speaker National Assembly, a PML-N official said, adding that the party wanted someone from an under-represented province to take the speaker’s position.


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Mr. Imran be our watchdog, please...

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Imran Khan's 17 year long wish to hold Pakistani politicians accountable is finally going to be granted by the old crocdiles of Islamabad. But accountability and fair government are so much easier said than done in Pakistan.

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Shadow Government: Pakistan's turbulent elections present an opportunity - Foreign Policy (blog)

Shadow Government: Pakistan's turbulent elections present an opportunity - Foreign Policy (blog) | Pakistan & The World | Scoop.it
Shadow Government: Pakistan's turbulent elections present an opportunity
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Pakistan has just held a historic election with the highest voter turnout in four decades.
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Bad people gain if good don't vote: Pakistan poll chief - Hindustan Times

Bad people gain if good don't vote: Pakistan poll chief - Hindustan Times | Pakistan & The World | Scoop.it
"When good people do not vote, bad people benefit," said chief election commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim after casting his vote today. Ebrahim urged Pakistanis to go out and cast their vote, reported Geo News.
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True but it didn't happen this day, as We the People of Pakistan have chosen Good People Today.

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Pakistan Votes in Historic Election - Daily Beast

Pakistan Votes in Historic Election - Daily Beast | Pakistan & The World | Scoop.it
Daily Beast Pakistan Votes in Historic Election Daily Beast Former Prime Minister and leader of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Sharif (center) waves to his supporters as he leaves a polling station after casting his vote in Lahore, Pakistan, on May...
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Pakistan election result: Nawaz Sharif takes unassailable lead, set to become prime minister

Pakistan election result: Nawaz Sharif takes unassailable lead, set to become prime minister | Pakistan & The World | Scoop.it
Nawaz Sharif was today headed for a third term as Pakistan's Prime Minister as his PML-N party took an unassailable lead over its rivals in landmark general elections that witnessed a huge turnout despite Taliban threats and bomb attacks.
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FOREIGN NEWS: Pakistan frontrunner Sharif elected to parliament, Imran Khan wins parliament seat

FOREIGN NEWS: Pakistan frontrunner Sharif elected to parliament, Imran Khan wins parliament seat | Pakistan & The World | Scoop.it
Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, the frontrunner in the country’s landmark elections, was on Saturday elected to parliament in a town in his Punjab heartland, his party spokesman said.
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As Pakistan votes, the military watches sternly from its barracks - Reuters

As Pakistan votes, the military watches sternly from its barracks - Reuters | Pakistan & The World | Scoop.it
As Pakistan votes, the military watches sternly from its barracks
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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - When a rock-band song mocking Pakistan's army was mysteriously blocked on Internet sites recently, no one was surprised.
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Taliban threaten election day suicide attacks in Pakistan | The Raw ...

Taliban threaten election day suicide attacks in Pakistan | The Raw ... | Pakistan & The World | Scoop.it
The Taliban have sent suicide bombers to mount election-day attacks on Pakistan's historic polls, a militant commander said on Thursday, following a bloody campaign which has claimed more than 100 lives.
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Pakistan ready for historic election | New Europe

Pakistan ready for historic election | New Europe | Pakistan & The World | Scoop.it
Pakistan is getting ready for a historic election that is about to take place on Saturday, 11 May, following the completion of a full term for a democratically elected government for the first time in the country.
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A historic election no doubt... Election 2013

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Political ‘fatwa’: Voting for PTI is haram, says Maulana Fazl – The Express Tribune

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Saturday declared it ‘haram’ to vote in favour of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan and his candidates.

Imran Khan, according to Fazl, is being sponsored by the West and the Jewish lobby.

Fazlur Rehman used every word that would foment hatred against any person in the conservative masses of Pakistan. He called Imran an agent of “Americans, Jews, Ahmadis and a person of ill character”.


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PTI, PML-N in tough fight to win NA-40 NWA seat

NA-40 Tribal area V, North Waziristan Agency having a population of about more than half a million while registered voters are about 160,000 wherein female voters are 11000 which is the smallest number of female voters in any constituency in the country. There are 32 aspirants in the field with changing scenario in the political situation; this is perhaps the most unpredictable one in the whole of Fata. Last week PPP candidate Malik Khan Daraz announced not to contest election as he said due to the differences with the provincial president of PPP Anwar Saifullah which is considered to be a big blow to the already shattered PPP in the tribal areas. Though there are rumors that Malik Khan Daraz quitted due to the threats form the militants but he denied it saying that he did it because of the differences.


Again another development in the political scenario was seen the other day when QWP candidate Malik Akbar Khan was abducted by unknown militants though later it was established that it was done by the local militants who had reservations over the QWP ticket. Though Malik Akbar Khan has been released at the time when the report was being filed and sources from inside his house told F.P that he would not go for polls. ANP is already out of the race as there was none to represent it after the death of its president Fazal Hamid Dawar who was considered to be the top flag bearer of ANP in the whole of Fata.


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Sweet spots for our Politicans...They don't care about us

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View Pakistan - A Rendezvous of Civilizations

View Pakistan - A Rendezvous of Civilizations | Pakistan & The World | Scoop.it

Pakistan with its diverse cultures, people and landscapes has the potential to become one of the tourism hub in the world. With variety of attractions ranges from the ruins of ancient civilisations such as Mohenjo-daro, Harappa and Taxila, Pakistan is also home to five out of fourteen highest mountain peaks of height over 8,000 metres (26,250 ft), that attract adventurers and mountaineers from around the world.


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