Feb 26: President Zia ul-Haq has outflanked the opposition. Voters in Pakistan’s first parliamentary election since the army seized power eight years ago turned out in generous numbers yesterday, ignoring a call by the 11-party Movement for the Restoration of Democracy to boycott the non-party contest.
20,000 worshippers quarantined in Pakistan after major search
April 6: Pulse Live Kenya states that Pakistan has quarantined 20,000 worshippers and is still searching for tens of thousands more who attended an Islamic gathering in Lahore last month despite the worsening coronavirus pandemic, officials said Sunday.
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