2013-05-08 19:07:09

Despite violence in Pakistan, candidates and voters vow to head to polls in historic election

As Pakistan prepares for historic elections this weekend, attacks by an alliance of militant groups, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, continue. At least seven were killed and dozens injured today in four separate bombings. Attacks earlier this week targeted Islamist parties. The deadly bombings have forced many candidates to campaign in secret, but many voters say they won’t be deterred from going to the polls. FSRN’s Shaunnah Ray reads for our reporter in the tribal areas of Pakistan, Gabe Matthews.


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