We will now be providing information about the most recent floods that have devastated vast swaths of the Sindh province. Please feel free to contribute your ideas, news, and thoughts to this live blog.
September 1, 2014 2:52 am
The building has been peacefully cleared, but the protestors damaged the building and certainly caused a lot of symbolic damage to Pakistan.
September 1, 2014 2:47 am
The protestors are welcoming the army, and taking selfies with the army. The army officers are requesting the people to leave the building.
September 1, 2014 2:42 am
Pakistan Army has reached the building.
September 1, 2014 2:40 am
The rangers have reached the building but the army has not yet reached.
May 13, 2013 6:56 pm
This was a historical election: Now let us move on
I know Imran Khan’s fans are disappointed; as one of them I toally understand their pain. This was a good election and the results are also a clear expression of Pakistan’s digital divide: there is not much twittering or Facebooking going on in our villages and if you are winning on Twitter, it does not mean you are also winning in the dusty streets of Pakistani villages where Imran, Nawaz sharif and others show up only around election time.
Let us move on: this is a victory against those who have previously conquered their own nation at least four times in recent history.
May 11, 2013 12:23 am
Election Live Stream Link
If you are looking for a stable Live Stream link, use this link: http://elections.tv.com.pk/
May 10, 2013 9:44 am
Please use this link to view an interactive election map: http://votermaps.appspot.com/
(WHH provided this information)
May 9, 2013 2:26 pm
Right to Vote for Overseas Pakistanis: News Coverage
May 9, 2013 2:19 pm
Pakistan Embassy in US: No Instructions from Pakistan Election Commission on Expat Voting Yet!
Upon inquiry, Mr. Ahmed Nadeem Sadiq Hotiana, the Press Attache and Media Spokeman of the Embassy of Pakistan in DC, said that the embassy has not yet received any instructions from the election commission. Mr Hotiana also pointed out that the last part of the presidential ordinance requires the embassy to work “as per the instructions” from the election commission.
(Real-time conversation took place at 1:13 PM, Central Standard Time, US)
May 9, 2013 2:03 pm
Overseas Pakistani : RIGHT TO VOTE
There is also a great Facebook Group on this issue that some of you might want to join. Just click on the link above!
May 9, 2013 1:53 pm
Eight Countries Allow Pakistani Expats to Vote in May 11 elections
Several countries including Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Australia and the United States have agreed to allow Pakistani citizens living in their territories to cast their votes at designated polling stations.
However, the Pakistani election commission, despite the issuance of an emergency presidential ordinance, has declared that it is impossible for them to make the necessary arrangements to include overseas Pakistanis in this election. Our question is simply this:
Yes, the ordinance was passed only two days before elections, but could they have not prepared for this in advance?
May 9, 2013 1:32 pm
Militants threaten Pakistan elections
From Press TV
Pro-Taliban militants in Pakistan have threatened to disrupt the upcoming elections in the country, amid recent deadly bombings ahead of the polls. The militant group issued a statement on Thursday calling for bombings and attacks in several parts of Pakistan to undermine the elections.
The attacks are aimed at disrupting “the system of infidels” in Pakistan, Reuters quoted the statement on Thursday.
May 9, 2013 12:59 pm
Former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s Son, Ali Haider Gilani, Kidnapped at an Election rally.
May 9, 2013 11:44 am
Right to Vote for Overseas Pakistanis
President Zardari has signed an emergency ordinance granting the overseas Pakistanis the right to cast their votes in this election. More Here: http://dawn.com/2013/05/09/president-signs-ordinance-approving-overseas-voting/
For more information in the US, visit the Pakistan Embassy Website.