The highest-ranking woman in Imran Khan's Movement for Justice in Pakistan was gunned down Saturday outside her Karachi home, police said.
Lurking behind the good news from the Pakistan election is the threat of a geopolitical nightmare.
Nawaz Sharif claimed a third term Saturday as Pakistan's prime minister as his PML-N party took a huge lead over its rivals, provisional results indicated.
More than half of Pakistan's Muslims would prefer a strong leader to a democratic government, an international poll released Friday indicated.
Tens of millions Pakistanis will vote, marking the first time in Pakistan's history that an elected civilian government and will be replaced democratically.
At least 12 people died in a bomb blast at a market in Hangu, Pakistan, Tuesday just before a Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam candidate's political event, police said.
The leaders of two of Pakistan's secular liberal political parties condemned recent Taliban-orchestrated bombings that left 17 people dead ahead of next month's national elections.
Pakistan's electoral commission has allowed former military dictator and returned exile Pervez Musharraf to run in the May parliamentary elections.
Anti-drone and former international cricket star Imran Khan will contest a Parliamentary seat in this year's Pakistani national elections.
With Pakistan facing landmark general elections May 11, cultural bars on women voting are so entrenched in conservative parts of the country that thousands of women are unlikely to vote, interviews show.