Afghan former parliament member Badshah Khan Zadran (L) attends a protest against the outcome of the recent Afghan parliamentary elections outside the Afghan Supreme Court in Kabul on December 28, 2010. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered the establishment of a special tribunal to hear fraud complaints over September's controversial parliamentary elections. About five million Afghans voted in their second post-Taliban parliamentary elections despite widespread violence in September. The poll later became controversial due to massive fraud and irregularities.
Pakistani people gather at the destroyed house of a brother of a provincial ruling party lawmaker after it was hit by a rocket in the restive Kabal district of Swat valley on August 25, 2008. Taliban militants killed at least eight people 25 August and wounded four others in a rocket attack in northwestern Pakistan's Swat valley, police said. The attack on the house of a brother of provincial ruling party lawmaker Waqar Ahmed Khan killed the brother, two nephews and five others in the restive Kabal district, police official Rahim Badshah told.