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Pakistan People: Party and Neighbouring India

pakistan people: Lawmakers in national and four provincial assemblies on Saturday elected half of the 104-member Senate to six-year terms, according to Toronto Star. Deposed premier Nawaz Sharif's party holds a plurality of 33 seats in the upper house of parliament after winning 15 in Saturday's elections. Krishna Kumari, a member of the Pakistan People's Party, hails from the so-called untouchables, the lowest rung of the caste system that still prevails in Pakistan and neighbouring India. Former President Asif Zardari's party came in second, followed by the party led by former cricket star Imran Khan. Extremist groups in Pakistan have mobilized mass rallies in recent years to protest U.S. policies and support tough anti-blasphemy laws, but have largely failed to translate their clout into electoral victories. Khan's party supported Maulana Samiul Haq, a mentor to a number of Taliban leaders, but he fell short. ( As reported in the news.