In pics: Pakistan goes to elections

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Islamabad, May 11: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari cast his vote through postal ballot, a media report said on Saturday.

President Zardari and his two daughters had cast their votes through postal ballots, but his son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari couldn't cast his vote as he was not permitted the postal ballot facility, reported Geo News.

Eight injured in Peshawar bombing

Eight people were injured in a bombing that targeted female voters at a polling station in Pakistan's Peshawar city, police said.

"The bomb was planted on a motorcycle. Several people, including police (personnel), have been injured. The motorcycle was parked outside a women's polling station," Geo TV quoted a senior police officer as saying.

The Taliban have vowed to carry out terror attacks to disrupting ballotting in the historic elections.

Former minister withdraws from electoral fray

Firdous Ashiq Awan, a former Pakistani minister, Saturday withdrew from the electoral fray, a media report said.

Awan withdrew from NA-110 in favour of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf candidate contesting from the constituency. The PTI candidate is Usman Dar.

She is a former information and broadcasting minister.

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A poster showing Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician, Imran Khan, is placed on the windshield of a taxi in Islamabad, Pakistan

Pakistan parliamentary elections

Rescue workers rush Imran Khan, Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician to hospital in Lahore, Pakistan

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:Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan speaks to his supporters during an election campaign in Karachi, Pakistan on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. One of Pakistan's most prominent politicians

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Supporters of Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan pray for their leader's health in Karachi, Pakistan

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Supporters of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attend an election rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

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A Pakistani supporter of Imran Khan, Pakistan's star cricketer-turn-politician, lays bouquet outside the hospital where Khan is admitted in Lahore, Pakistan

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A rickshaw is decorated with campaign posters for candidates in the upcoming election in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

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A Pakistani supporter of former cricket star-turned-politician, and leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, Imran Khan, takes part during a rally in Khan's support in Islamabad, Pakistan

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Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, addresses his supporters during an election campaign rally, in Lahore, Pakistan

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A female supporter of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf or Moment for Justice party wears a long shirt with images of leader Imran khan as she attends an election campaign rally in Islamabad, Pakistan

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Pakistani army soldiers take positions a day before the nationwide election, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Friday, May 10, 2013. An especially violent spate of killings, kidnappings and bombings marred the run-up to Pakistan's nationwide election

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Pakistani women cast their ballots at a polling station in Islamabad, Pakistan on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Despite a bloody campaign marred by Taliban attacks, Pakistan was holding historic elections Saturday pitting a former cricket star again

Pakistan parliamentary elections

A Pakistani voter casts his ballot at a polling station in Islamabad, Pakistan on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Despite a bloody campaign marred by Taliban attacks, Pakistan was holding historic elections Saturday pitting a former cricket star again

Pakistan parliamentary elections

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, second right, sits with people visiting his residence to console over his son's abduction in Multan, Pakistan

IANS

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