Stories about Pakistan from May, 2013
Pakistani Fashion Designer's ‘Be My Slave’ Shoot Called ‘Racist’
A magazine photo shoot for an emerging fashion designer's collection has touched off anger throughout Pakistan for its depiction of a dark-skinned child serving as a slave to a fair-skinned model.
Pakistanis Vote in Huge Numbers Despite Threats, Alleged Poll Rigging
Amid threats of terrorism and reports of rigging, determined voters in Pakistan turned out in high numbers and braved chaotic polling stations and long lines on May 11, 2013 to have their say in the country's first ever democratic transition of power.
Pakistan Election Updates and Results Online
Mehwish khan at ProPakistani compiles a list of sites which are providing live updates and results of the Pakistan general elections 2013.
Watchdog Social Media Monitor Pakistan's Historic Elections
As Pakistan nears its first democratic transition of power with the country's historic elections only days away, social media is empowering Pakistanis to take a more active role in the vote. We take a look at two new platforms that are monitoring elections and raising awareness through social media: Pak Votes and Pak Voter.
Politically Divided Pakistan Rallies Around Injured Imran Khan
Popular cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, whose hopeful campaign promise of a "New Pakistan" has drawn large crowds of young people and urban voters to his rallies, fractured three vertebrae and a rib after falling off a 15-feet high forklift just before a scheduled speech. The incident has appeared to united the bitterly divided country ahead of elections this week.
Fatwas for Imran Khan – Pakistan's Election Gets Dirty
A popular cricket-star turned politician, Imran Khan, has irked some supporters by distancing himself from a persecuted minority group, the Ahmadis, to defend himself from fatwas forbidding Pakistanis to vote for him.
Game Over: Pakistan's Young and Rich Head to the Polls
A new online game packs humorous punches at Pakistan's new batch of young and rich voters who say they will bravely dodge bombs to take part in Pakistan's upcoming historic elections. The weeks leading up to the May 11 elections have been rigged with violence.