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Pakistan’s election left no clear winner. So who is likely to govern and what happens next?

ISLAMABAD, FEBRUARY 13: Pakistan's parliamentary elections left no clear winner. Allies of imprisoned ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan won the most seats in the lower house of Parliament in the elections last Thursday. It was a shock outcome given the obstacles: His Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party could hold no campaign rallies, had no polling agents on Election Day and faced internet restrictions. They won 93 out of 265 National Assembly seats. It's not enough to form a government, however. The other 2 mainstream parties, led by Khan's rivals, also failed to secure...
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Twin bombings at Pakistan political offices kill at least 26 people on eve of general elections

QUETTA, FEBRUARY 7: A pair of bombings at the election offices of a political party and an independent candidate in southwest Pakistan killed at least 26 people and wounded more than two dozen others, officials said Wednesday, the day before parliamentary elections are to be held. The first attack hit the election office of Asfandyar Khan in Pashin, a district in Balochistan province, said Jan Achakzai, the spokesperson for the provincial government. Officials said at least 15 people were killed in the attack and the wounded are being transported to...
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Inauguration of Ram temple in Ayodhya indicative of growing majoritarianism in India: Pakistan

Islamabad, January 22: Pakistan on Monday said the inauguration of the Ram temple in Ayodhya is indicative of growing majoritarianism in India. The remarks by Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) came after the new Ram Lalla idol was consecrated at the Ayodhya temple on Monday in an event led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Developments of the last 31 years, leading to today’s consecration ceremony, are indicative of growing majoritarianism in India. These constitute an important facet of the ongoing efforts for social, economic and political marginalisation of the Indian Muslims,”...
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