May 11

Live updates election 2013

Pakistanis are heading to the polls to vote in the elections that mark a historic democratic transition in the country.

Polling concludes on six Karachi NA and 14 PS constituencies.


Election Commission stops polling at 42 stations of NA-250. Elections will be conducted again on these polling stations.


Voting concludes across Pakistan, except on six constituencies in Karachi where it will continue until 8:00 PM
NA-122, PP-148 polling station in British Grammar School closed prior to 6:00 PM deadline
Election Commission extends polling time across the country by one hour
Election Commission says it has failed to hold free and fair elections in Karachi. Meeting called to discuss rigging in Karachi
Election Commission extends polling time by three hours for seven constituencies’ in Karachi. Votes can be cast in NA-248,249,250,251,252,253 till 8:00 PM
Election Commission deliberates on extending polling time
MQM announces to boycott elections from NA-248 (Karachi), PS-108, PS-109
Women take ballot papers outside from polling station in NA-4 constituency
ECP says voters who arrive at polling stations by 5:00 PM will be allowed to vote
Former PM Raja Pervez Ashraf writes to Election Commission to extend polling time
Imran issues message for voters on Facebook. Thanks then for standing for several hours in Karachi and continuing to do so. Imran said voters are coming out in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The PTI chairman added that voters turned out in Punjab in such numbers that the whole province was shocked.
If rigging complaints proven, election results in these constituencies will be considered null & void: CEC
PML-N President, Nawaz Sharif casts his vote for NA-119, and PP-142. Sharif said he is hopeful for his party’s victory. The PNL-N president added that the JI should not have boycott the elections in Karachi
Majlis-e Wahdat-e Muslimeen candidate for NA-253 (Karachi), Ashgar Abbas kidnapped
Sunni Ittehad Council and Mohajir Qaumi movement announce boycott of elections in Karachi
Election results will be announced by the Chief Election Commissioner
15: 14
Jamhoori Watan Party announces election boycott
PTI NA-250 candidate Arif Alvi says the party wanted the deployment of the army inside and outside of polling stations. Calls for polling time to be extended till midnight
PPP leader Taj Haider alleges of rigging at polling stations in Karachi and other cities of Sindh. Hadier calls on the Election Commission to conduct polls again in the effected constituencies.
Chief Election Commissioner gets in touch with Corp Commander Karachi and DG Rangers. Informs them of security concerns in Karachi and polling staff being harassed. CEC says polling material was snatched in several areas.
Several injured in bus explosion in Peerabad, Karachi
JI announces to withdraw all party candidates from Karachi and from two constituencies in Hyderabad. Accuse MQM of rigging during the elections. JI to hold sit-in outside Election Commission at 5 PM and announce a strike on Monday in Karachi
PTI to hold news conference regarding rigging in Karachi
ECP receives complaints from NA-250, NA-253 (Karachi) and several polling stations in Hyderabad. Complaints have been forwarded to provincial election commissioner
Four killed during firing incident at Killi Faizo polling station in Chaman
Hand grenade attack in Kachlak near Balochistan injures 6
12:50 PM
MQM accuses of rigging in Karachi during press conference
12:38 PM
Two cars set ablaze near polling station in Chaman
12:30 PM
Reports of women being sent back from polling stations in NA-3 (Peshawar)
12:17 PM
Election Commission of Pakistan forms 24 hour complaint centers. You can reach the Election Commission at 0519210801-5
12:03 PM
Voting has not begun at several polling stations across Karachi.