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Peasant defeats landlord

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A peasant here on Tuesday defeated a wealthy businessman and landlord and was elected the district president of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI). With elections for the 72 union councils of the district having been held three weeks ago, the intra-party election process in Attock is now complete. The chairman of the PTI district election commission, Rafique Hussain Niazi, confirmed that peasant Waheed Murad garnered 432 votes while his rival Sardar Mumtaz Khan, a landlord, received 360. Murad had the support of Malik Suhail Khan, running for NA-58 Attock-II, and former MPA Syed Ejaz Bukhari, who is contesting PP-15 Attock-I. Rana Liaquat Ali Khan, who was elected unopposed to the position of district general secretary, and former state minister Malik Amin Aslam supported Mumtaz Khan.


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Political violence claims 163 lives in 37 incidents

Political violence in the country claimed the lives of 163 people in 37 incidents from February 16 to February 22, up from preceding week's 106 and 89 the week before, says the Free and Fair Election Network. Another 225 people were also injured. Two of the 37 incidents were direct observations made by Fafen's District Long-Term Observers (DLTOs). Civilians, again, constituted the majority of the 388 casualties - 126 people killed and 218 injured. In Quetta, a sectarian attack killed 94 civilians. The civilian deaths increased almost 80 percent from last week, when 70 people were killed. Region-wise, 99 people, including five militants, were killed in Balochistan and 180 injured. Sindh was the second most violent region with 26 people killed and 14 injured, mainly in targeted attacks, followed by sectarian violence and attacks on political party workers. In Fata, 26 militants were killed in two aerial bombings while four security personnel sustained injuries in an attack.


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Brandon Cole's curator insight, February 28, 2013 12:34 PM

This article is about political violence in the month of Februrary. Between the 16th and the 22nd 126 people have been killed and 218 injured due to politics. There were 37 incidents of political violence in those 7 days. 2 of the incidents were from aerial attacks.