Pakistan's sportsmen urge people to go and cast their votes

Pakistan's sportsmen urge people to go and cast their votes

Pakistan's sportsmen urge people to go and cast their votes

Rescue workers move the body of Ikramullah Gandapur, who was killed in the suicide bombing in Dera Ismail Khan on Sunday, July 22. Sharif's party tops another poll with 26 percent compared to 25 percent for Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI).

In the run up to the election, the country was hit by a series of terror attacks on candidates and campaign rallies, including one that killed 151 people in Balochistan province on July 13.

Video images from the scene showed three bleeding and unconscious passengers inside a badly damaged black sports utility vehicle.

In 2013, Gandapur's brother, Israrullah, who was then the provincial law minister, was killed in a suicide attack on his home.

Khan, who so far has had an "extended" election campaign across the country, has also dedicated most part of his speeches to attacking the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Sharif family.

Durrani survived a suicide attack earlier this month that killed four people.

The PML-N has taken hope in another opinion poll focusing on Punjab only - Sharif's party had a lead of 51 per cent to PTI's 30 per cent, according to the IPOR Consulting survey conducted from April 15 to June 2. In future, Khan himself will have to walk the talk as per the directives of the military establishment, which would mean no improvement in India-Pakistan relations. After the results, 27 winning independent candidates joined Sharif's party to give it a majority.

The military has warned of threats before the polls, and will put more than 370,000 soldiers on the streets on election day.

Even though Imran Khan is believed to be leading the race and is expected to be the next Prime Minister of the country, it's hard to gauge the impact he will be able to make on Pakistan's foreign policy, especially at a time when he has been accusing the Sharif family of being the face of an "international agenda" against Pakistan.

But after the elections, reports of ballot rigging and political murders surfaced, prompting the Pakistan Amry General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq to dispose of him in a military coup.

"It was in your leadership skip @ImrankhanPTI that we became world champions in 1992".

Top-notch cricket hero, Wasim Akram said, "Let us vote for change, let us vote for PTI". No one can doubt your Honesty and that's what is require in our country. Benazir Bhutto came to power and was elected the Prime Minister for the 2nd time, but her party Pakistan People Party (PPP) could not manage to emerge the single largest party.

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