Residents in the northwest signaled their frustration with Islamic parties' poor governance.
Readers write about Kosovo's independence, US security assistance in Africa, and the Army's currently limited size.
Election observers have reported few instances of fraud, a key concern as officials begin tallying results.
The Hollywood director resigned this week as artistic adviser to the Beijing games to protest China's Darfur policy.
In Peshawar, where frustration is high over President Musharraf's inability to stop rising insecurity, law-and-order issues could shape the outcome of Feb. 18 election.
By helping improve lives around the world, they rebuild the America's image abroad.