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In Depth: Pakistan Elections 2018

Over 100 million Pakistanis will cast their votes on July 25 for nearly 12,000 candidates fighting for 849 national and provincial seats in a campaign that, in mid-July, was marred by shocking violence.

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Pakistan Election: Candidate of Imran Khan's Party Killed in Bombing

A candidate from the party of Pakistan prime ministerial hopeful and former cricket star Imran Khan was killed Sunday in a suicide attack that wounded four others, a police official said, days before Wednesday's general elections. READ MORE

Pakistan: International Observers Arrive For July 25 Elections

As many as 120 observers from the European Union Election Observation Mission will be posted throughout the country, as 100 million citizens make their way to the polls. READ MORE

Police Open Cases Against 17,000 Members of Pakistan's Outgoing Ruling Party

The cases come after police detained hundreds of members of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in the city of Lahore. READ MORE

Pakistan: UN Slams 'Heinous and Cowardly' Pre-Election Attacks

"The Secretary-General strongly condemns the recent terrorist attacks in Pakistan targeting political rallies and candidates," read the statement. READ MORE

Pakistan: Death Toll From Mastung Suicide Bomb Climbs To 128

Nawabzada Siraj Raisani, a political candidate for the Balochistan Awami Party, was also killed in the latest attack in the run-up to Pakistan's July 25 general elections. READ MORE

Pakistan: Awami National Party Defiant Despite Assassination

"One thing is clear: we will stand in the field against the terrorists," said Awami National Party senior leader Mian Iftikhar Hussain. READ MORE

Pakistan: Left-Leaning PPP Manifesto Stresses Pro-Farmer Policies

The PPP's campaign is focused on the agricultural revolution and pro-farmer policies. READ MORE

Pakistan: Transgender Candidates Fight For Representation, Inclusivity

In May, Pakistan also passed monumental legislation to protect transgender people from discrimination. READ MORE

 

 

The Main Issues Examined In Depth

 

Introducing The Key Players In Pakistan's Elections

Among the top contenders for head of government are three politicians from Pakistan's largest parties. READ MORE

Meet Pakistani People's Party Candidate Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

"I didn't choose this life; I didn't actively go out and pursue it," said the son of assassinated Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. READ MORE

What Impact Has US Foreign Policy Had On Pakistan?

teleSUR examines how the 71-year-old South Asian nation's diplomatic relations with key global players have shaped it. READ MORE

Pakistan Elections: Kashmir Largely Ignored In Manifestos

It's been over 70 years since the India-Pakistan division, but Kashmir has continued to suffer the brunt of the bloody legacy which displaced millions of people at the time of the partition. READ MORE

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