Pakistan

High Turnout at Pakistani Polls Despite Election Day Violence

Vote counting's started

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Counting got underway on Saturday in Pakistan's landmark elections after millions of people defied deadly Taliban attacks to take part in an historic democratic transition in the nuclear-armed state.

Polling stations officially closed at 6:00 pm after a "huge" turnout in Punjab, the biggest province, capping a dramatic day that saw bomb attacks kill 12 in Karachi and gunmen shoot dead six in the southwest. 

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