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Pakistan's General Elections 2013 ( 7...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

Kalsoom Nawaz, the wife of former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League party chief Nawaz Sharif, walks out of a polling station after casting her ballot in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Defying the danger of militant attacks, Pakistanis streamed to the polls or a historic vote pitting a former cricket star against a two-time prime minister and an unpopular incumbent.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 26 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Paksitan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

People coming out to vote in the Raja Bazaar district of Rawalpindi.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 25 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Paksitan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

PMLN Camps guiding their voters to the appropriate polling stations in Raja Bazaar Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 11 of 28)
Rawalpindi , Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

A polling official verifies a voter's identity from the voter lists.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 8 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Women line up to cast their votes at a polling station in Rawalpindi.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

Women walking towards the rally venue in Islamabad. 9th May was the final day of election campaigning in Pakistan before elections on 11th May.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

A women walks into the rally venue with her children in Islamabad. Thousands of people attended this vital and last rally of Imran Khan's PTI before elections on 11th May.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

A PTI supporter in a rally addressed by former cricketer turned politician Imran Khan in Islamabad.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

Thousands of people attended an election rally held by PTI in Islamabad. Imran Khan, the former cricketer and chairman of PTI addressed his followers via video link from his hospital bed.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

Workers and supporters of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf PTI gathered in Islamabad for a final election rally before the general elections on 11th May.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

Former cricketer turned politician and chairman of PTI addresses thousands of supporters in Islamabad as final part of his nationwide campaign for general elections 2013.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

Islamabad was the venue for the final election rally of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf PTI on Thursday night. It was the final day for campaigning and all political parties organized big rallies across the country.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

Supporters of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf wave their party flags in the final election rally held in Islamabad. Imran Khan, the chairman of PTI addressed the crowd via video link from his hospital bed in Lahore. He was injured in an accidents two days ago while on election campaign.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

PTI supporters in Islamabad during an election rally as the deadline for election campaigns approached on Thursday night.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

Imran Khan's PTI party staged a huge election rally in Islamabad on Thursday night. PTI is a very popular political party in Pakistan among youngsters.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

Pakistani flags wave as people listen to speeches during a big election rally by PTI in Islamabad. The deadline of election campaigning ended on Thursday 12pm and all political parties held rallies across the country.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

A PTI supporter waves the party flag as people hurry to reach the rally venue in Islamabad. The big gathering in the capital was a final part of the election campaign before general elections on 11th May.

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Election Fever in Pakistan (10 of 14)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
07 May 2013

PMLN rally supporters gather by the thousands for a rally in Rawalpindi to listen to Nawaz Sharif.

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Election Fever in Pakistan (13 of 14)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
07 May 2013

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz leader Mian Nawaz Sharif arrives on stage at an election rally in Rawalpindi as part of his election campaign.

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Election Fever in Pakistan (14 of 14)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
07 May 2013

Nawaz Sharif, the chairman of PMLN, waves to the cheering crowd as he arrives to address an election rally in Rawalpindi.

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Pakistan Parliamentary Elections 2013...
Menshar, Pakistan
By Adnan Ali
03 May 2013

Supporters of legendary cricket player and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan take part in a parliamentary elections campaign meeting in Torghar, Pakistan

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Pakistan Parliamentary Elections 201...
Mansehra, Pakistan
By Adnan Ali
03 May 2013

Mansehra, Pakistan . -Supporters of legendary cricket player and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan take part in a parliamentary elections campaign meeting.

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Pakistan Parliamentary Elections 2013...
Manshera, Pakistan
By Adnan Ali
02 May 2013

Meshar, Pakistan.
Supporters of legendary cricket player and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan take part in a parliamentary elections campaign meeting.

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Pakistan Parliamentary Elections 2013
Manshera, Pakistan
By U.S. Editor
02 May 2013

Mansehra, Pakistan .

-Supporters of legendary cricket player and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan take part in Pakistan's parliamentary elections campaign. May 3, 2013.

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Madam Lubna Laal - Transgender Electi...
Jhelum City, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
30 Apr 2013

Madam Lubna Laal
Transgender Election Candidate
Jhelum, Pakistan
People of Jhelum know me as Madam Lubna Laal.
Because my profession is dancing, visiting homes, dancing in functions and to get paid for this.
I am contesting elections from PP 26 and I’m hopeful that I‘ll be successful.
I was so happy on acceptance of my nomination papers. Everyone around was congratulating including media and lawyers, it made me so happy.
We did not have our Identity cards and society had a very narrow vision about us.
I am campaigning since last 15-20 days.
Response from people has been very good. Poor people like me, youth likes me, women like me and they are appreciating me that I’m taking part in elections.

Rubina Shahid
Housewife
Jhelum, Pakistan
They also should get a chance to take part in elections.
Like everybody else who contests in the election, transgender also have a right to do so.

Lubna:
We also will let people know that we are also human beings.
As you know before this, how people treated us in the society.
That image will be changed because of better educated transgenders.
20-30 years ago, the mentality of people was totally different.
The old perception of people is now changed because of educated people and because of educated candidates.

Mushtaq Ahmad
Shopkeeper, Pakistan
We know Madam Lubna very well she is our neighbor.
We are very happy that she is contesting in elections.
She is better than the people who were contesting before.
We are hopeful that if she succeeds, she’ll be good for us and she will work for us.
She is far much better than previous people.”

Lubna:
The main problem of Pakistan is electricity; this is the main issue we are facing.
We are in favor of eradicating corruption and non-payment of tax.
We are in favor of punishing tax offenders, stop corruption.
That’s how country`s economy will be on right way and our country will flourish.
Otherwise if this system continues by of taking turns of 5 years each. They have already taken four chances and people have lost confidence in them.

Muhammad Razzaq
Shopkeeper
Jhelum, Pakistam
“This is a good sign, everyone has his opinion, If she has taken decision to contest elections then its good. Everybody has the right to contest in elections. This is not a problem, This is a very good sign that they have felt this thing and they are contesting in elections we should support her.”

Lubna:
We have added everything in manifesto regarding transgenders, women, fuel shortage and also have talked about the poor infrastructure.
Also we have planned about the businessmen and we have pledged that justice will be at doorsteps of poor.
I appeal to people to make us successful and give us chance to your represent you in assemblies.

Transcription:

00:00:04:03 – 00:00:07:020
People of Jhelum know me as Madam Lubna Laal.

00:00:08:09 – 00:00:16:01
Because my profession is dancing, visiting homes, dancing in functions and to get paid for this.

00:00:16:13 – 00:00:24:06
I am contesting elections from PP 26 and I’m hopeful that I‘ll be successful.

00:00:24:17 – 00:00:35:22
I was so happy on acceptance of my nomination papers. Everyone around was congratulating including media and lawyers, it made me so happy.

00:00:36:06 – 00:00:40:10
We did not have our Identity cards and society had a very narrow vision about us.

00:00:40:18 – 00:00:43:29
I am campaigning since last 15-20 days.

00:00:44:06 – 00:00:55:24
Response from people has been very good. Poor people like me, youth likes me, women like me and they are appreciating me that I’m taking part in elections.

Rubina Shahid
Housewife
Jhelum, Pakistan

00:00:56:18 – 00:00:59:22
They also should get a chance to take part in elections.

00:00:59:22 – 00:01:02:17
Like everybody else who contests in the election, transgender also have a right to do so.

Lubna

00:01:03:14 – 00:01:09:03
We also will let people know that we are also human beings.

00:01:09:16 – 00:01:13:05
As you know before this, how people treated us in the society.

00:01:13:07 – 00:01:17:03
That image will be changed because of better educated transgenders.

00:01:17:10 – 00:01:28:03
20-30 years ago, the mentality of people was totally different. Now people in general and candidates think its goo that we are contesting.

Mushtaq Ahmad
Shopkeeper, Pakistan

00:01:29:15 – 00:01:32:09
We know Madam Lubna very well she is our neighbor.

00:01:32:10 – 00:01:35:21
We are very happy that she is contesting in elections.

00:01:36:05 – 00:01:39:17
We think she is better than the people who were contesting before.

00:01:39:19 – 00:01:47:17
We are hopeful that if she succeeds, she’ll listen to us, be good for us and she will work for us. She is far much better than previous people.”

Lubna:

00:01:48:03 – 00:01:54:07
The main problem of Pakistan is electricity; this is the main issue we are facing.

00:01:54:55 – 00:01:59:21
We are in favor of eradicating corruption and non-payment of tax.

00:02:02:10 – 00:02:07:14
We are in favor of punishing tax offenders, stop corruption.

00:02:08:01 – 00:02:08:12
Corruption should be eradicated. That’s how country`s economy will be on right way and our country will flourish.

00:02:08:14 – 00:02:29:23
Otherwise if this system continues by of taking turns of 5 years each. They have already taken four chances and people have lost confidence in them.

Muhammad Razzaq
Shopkeeper
Jhelum, Pakistam

00:02:30:03 – 00:02:35:09
“This is a good sign, everyone has his opinion, If she has taken decision to contest elections then its good.

00:02:35:11 – 00:02:44:23
Everybody has the right to contest in elections. This is not a problem, This is a very good sign that they have felt this thing and they are contesting in elections we should support her.”

Lubna:
00:02:44:18 – 00:02:54:24
We have added everything in manifesto regarding transgenders, women, fuel shortage and also have talked about the poor infrastructure.

00:02:55:02 – 00:03:05:06
Also we have planned about the businessmen and we have pledged that justice will be at doorsteps of poor.

00:03:05:14 – 00:03:12:15
I appeal to people to make us successful and give us chance to your represent you in assemblies.

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Kenyans Vote In General Elections (2 ...
Machakos, Kenya
By evans
05 Mar 2013

People stand at the Mutituni polling centre in Machakaos as Rainbow forms during the voting in the Kenyan General Elections.

PHOTO:PETER OBUYA

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Kenyans Vote In General Elections (1 ...
Machakos, Kenya
By evans
05 Mar 2013

People stand at the Mutituni polling centre in Machakaos as Rainbow forms during the voting in the Kenyan General Elections.

PHOTO:PETER OBUYA

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Kenyans Vote In General Elections (9 ...
Machakos, Kenya
By evans
04 Mar 2013

A voter Passes past a ballot box at Machakos polling centre during the first General Elections in Kenya in the New Constitution.

PHOTO:PETER OBUYA

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Kenyans Vote In General Elections (8 ...
Machakos, Kenya
By evans
04 Mar 2013

A man pushes his Bicycle past voters at Machakos polling centre during the first General Elections in Kenya in the New Constitution.

PHOTO:PETER OBUYA

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Kenyans Vote In General Elections (7 ...
Machakos, Kenya
By evans
04 Mar 2013

A voter casts his ballot at Machakos polling centre during the first General Elections in Kenya in the New Constitution.

PHOTO:PETER OBUYA

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Kenyans Vote In General Elections (6 ...
Machakos, Kenya
By evans
04 Mar 2013

An old woman casts her ballot at Machakos polling centre during the first General Elections in Kenya in the New Constitution.

PHOTO:PETER OBUYA

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Kenyans Vote In General Elections (4 ...
Machakos, Kenya
By evans
04 Mar 2013

Voting takes place at Machakos polling centre during the first General Elections in Kenya in the New Constitution.

PHOTO:PETER OBUYA

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Kenyans Vote In General Elections (10...
Machakos, Kenya
By evans
04 Mar 2013

A voter gets a mark on the finger at Machakos polling centre during the first General Elections in Kenya in the New Constitution.

PHOTO:PETER OBUYA

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Osman on arrival at the polling station
Nairobi, Kenya
By fahruq
04 Mar 2013

On election day at Uhuru Gardens Polling Station, Osman gives his first impressions.

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A deserted Nairobi on election day (1...
Nairobi, Kenya
By fahruq
04 Mar 2013

Nairobi as its rarely seen, deserted of traffic and people, as election day draws to a close. Kenyatta Avenue

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A deserted Nairobi on election day (4...
Nairobi, Kenya
By fahruq
04 Mar 2013

Nairobi as its rarely seen, deserted of traffic and people, as election day draws to a close and the 6pm curfew announced by the police approaches.

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A deserted Nairobi on election day (3...
Nairobi, Kenya
By fahruq
04 Mar 2013

Nairobi as its rarely seen, deserted of traffic and people, as election day draws to a close and the 6pm curfew announced by the police approaches.

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A deserted Nairobi on election day (2...
Nairobi, Kenya
By fahruq
04 Mar 2013

Nairobi as its rarely seen, deserted of traffic and people, as election day draws to a close and the 6pm curfew announced by the police approaches.