Pakistan elections

Hundreds of thousands of soldiers have been deployed for security ahead of Pakistan's July 25 national election

Pakistan Prepares Elections Following Violent Campaign Season

Pakistan prepares to open polls for this year’s regional and legislative elections Wednesday, ending a campaign season fraught with incendiary language, terrorist attacks, and flooded with hundreds of candidates openly embracing Islamist groups.

A Pakistani woman in a burqa casts her ballot on February 18, 2008 in Peshawar, Pakistan. The critical national and provincial elections are expected to further weaken President Musharraf's hold on power. The elections are considered a crucial step in the ongoing process of moving Pakistan from military to civilian …

War on ‘Blasphemy’ a Top Theme in Islamist-Dominated Pakistani Elections

The looming July 25 general elections in Pakistan have seen hundreds of candidates enter the political mainstream with backing from Islamic terrorist organizations and ardent supporters of the country’s blasphemy law, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) revealed this week.