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Personal polling experiences

May 12, 2013

Election workers count ballots after polls closed for Pakistan's general elections in Peshawar May 11, 2013. — Reuters photo.

The good, the bad and the ugly dominated Election Day in Pakistan. From the loss of lives in bomb blasts in Karachi and Naseerabad, to Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf's victory in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Nawaz Sharif's lead overall, much happened on May 11.

In Karachi, rigging allegations were thrown back and forth between the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, PTI, PPP, Jamaat-i-Islami, Sunni Tehrik, Sunni Ittehad Council and others. Several parties including the JI also boycotted elections in Karachi and Hyderabad.

In Punjab, Nawaz swept the polls while Imran Khan alleged rigging. In Karachi, in NA-250, some people didn't get to vote at all and others waited for hours.

In Balochistan, it appears that the nationalists have fared well.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, ANP experienced an all-out defeat at the hands of PTI.

Everyone had different polling experiences. Please share yours with - any anecdotes, whether positive or negative.