SIGN UP FOR THE BREITBART EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Pakistanis Brave Taliban Violence To Vote In Landmark Election

Pakistanis Brave Taliban Violence To Vote In Landmark Election

BBC News: People in Pakistan have taken part in landmark national and provincial polls. The vote marks Pakistan’s first transition from one civilian government to another in its 66-year history. However election violence has claimed a number of lives. In the worst attack, 11 people were killed in a bombing on a political office in Karachi. Pakistan’s election commission is quoted as saying it has “been unable to carry out free and fair elections” in the country’s largest city, With queues remaining at many polling stations, voting was extended for an hour across the country, to 18:00 (13:00 GMT). Tens of thousands of troops are deployed at polling stations after the Pakistani Taliban threatened to carry out suicide attacks.

P.S. DO YOU WANT MORE ARTICLES
LIKE THIS ONE DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX?
SIGN UP FOR THE DAILY BREITBART NEWSLETTER.


Comment count on this article reflects comments made on Breitbart.com and Facebook. Visit Breitbart's Facebook Page.

SIGN UP FOR THE OFFICIAL
BREITBART EMAIL NEWSLETTER

GET TODAY'S TOP NEWS DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX

I don't want to get today's top news.

x