Scenes from Pakistan’s Historic Election

Despite violent attacks that left dozens dead, Pakistanis turned out in large numbers Saturday to vote in the country's first democratic transfer of power

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Despite violent attacks that left dozens dead, Pakistanis turned out in large numbers to vote in the country’s first democratic transfer of power.

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vitriolo
vitriolo

the same masochist  for centuries even with same masquerade 

Travon
Travon

But their clothing is very protective

Travon
Travon like.author.displayName 1 Like

I thank these people for exercising their right to vote.  I've read Vivek Sood’s book The 5-Star Business Networks wherein he mentioned that innovation is important for business and so is the different strategies the company will present. I reckon it is also applicable to politics involving women. I do hope that in the future there would be impeccable rules and regulations that abolish discrimination

firmsoil
firmsoil like.author.displayName 1 Like

All those women closed-up in cloth bags... this is what slavery looks like.

xxxcancermanxxx
xxxcancermanxxx

@firmsoil - Actually MOST women in Pakistan DO NOT dress in "closed-up cloth bags" (actually called burwas), Time magazine chose thse pictures; if you went to one of the major cities or towns, you'd see women there do not dress in burqas.

Also, that is NOT slavery, they choose to wear it to cover their bodies, but I do think that this much cover is excessive..

IramNadeem
IramNadeem

After witnessing a tremendous turnout in all areas of Pakistan, its about time we started thinking ahead instead of still lying in the pool of blame games. If people who were looking for a change are focusing on one personality, maybe they were just selfishly thinking about their own leader instead of Pakistan. Lets learn to forgive and forget to be able to build a better Pakistan.

Talha1
Talha1

It was a change for Pakstan; the people rose up; but then it was undoubtedly the most demoralizing moment; a brick in the path of progression of this country. Never have I seen so blatant rigging done; where even the media gets involved. A improvement for the people of Pakistan for they have woken up; but a sad day indeed, for even if the people rise; power remains, and will always remain with the corrupt; till now atleast...till now atleast...