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Attack on polio team in Peshawar kills woman, injures another

PESHAWAR: Unknown assailants opened fire on a team of polio workers in the Badbher area of Peshawar, killing one woman and leaving another critically injured, reported Express News on Tuesday. The injured women were shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital ... Read More »

Despite threats, Balochistan saw record turnout in polls

Despite threats, Balochistan saw record turnout in polls

ISLAMABAD: Despite militants’ constant threat to bar candidates from casting votes in the May 11 polls, Balochistan witnessed a record turnout of 43% for the first time in election history. In the 2008 general elections, the turnout remained 31% after ... Read More »

Gunmen kill two female polio workers in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: In another incident of targeting polio workers in the country, two women members of a vaccination team were killed here on Tuesday. Police said unknown gunmen opened fire on a polio vaccination team in Badhber area of the provincial ... Read More »

Collaborative effort: Nearly 52m sent SMS to verify vote:

Collaborative effort: Nearly 52m sent SMS to verify vote:

More than 51.8 million citizens used what is believed to be the world’s largest voter verification SMS service to check their voting formation ahead of the May 11 polls. Incidentally, the total number of votes polled stood at 48 million ... Read More »

Not by bread alone: For many former ministers, development didn’t win votes

Not by bread alone: For many former ministers, development didn’t win votes

Despite using parliamentary privileges to receive funds for developmental work in their home constituencies, over 70% former federal ministers were not popular enough to retain their seats following the May 11 polls.   Over 340 lawmakers withdrew around Rs165 billion ... Read More »