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Fear of Violence Marks Pakistani Elections

Day to Day's Report on the Pakistan Elections

Turnout for Pakistan's much-anticipated parliamentary elections appears to have been low because of a widespread fear of violence. Militants set off bombs at several polling stations around the country on Monday. The bombings followed a suicide attack on Saturday that killed nearly 50 people.

Renee Montagne talks about the elections with Jackie Northam in Islamabad and Philip Reeves in Lahore.

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Jackie Northam is NPR's International Affairs Correspondent. She is a veteran journalist who has spent three decades reporting on conflict, geopolitics, and life across the globe - from the mountains of Afghanistan and the desert sands of Saudi Arabia, to the gritty prison camp at Guantanamo Bay and the pristine beauty of the Arctic.
Renee Montagne, one of the best-known names in public radio, is a special correspondent and host for NPR News.
Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.
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