Pakistan gears up for elections - The New Indian Express

Pakistan gears up for elections

  • Supporters of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, seen on poster, attend an election rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Tuesday. Pakistan is scheduled to hold parliamentary elections on May 11, the first transition between democratically elected governments in a country that has experienced three military coups and constant political instability since its creation in 1947. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
  • Supporters of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attend an election rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
  • Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, back centre left, waves to supporters during an election rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
  • Supporters of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attend an election rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Tuesday (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
  • Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-N party Chief, Nawaz Sharif, center, waves to supporters during an election campaign rally in Islamabad, Pakistan (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
  • Munawar Hasan, center, leader of Pakistan's religious political party Jamaat-e-Islami waves to his supporters during an election rally in Peshawar, Pakistan on Tuesday (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
  • Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif, waves to supporters during a rally to launch the party's campaign for upcoming elections in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (AP Photo/Rebecca Conway)
  • Supporters of Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan pray for their leader's health in Karachi, Pakistan on Tuesday (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
  • Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan is surrounded by his supporters during an election rally in Karachi, Pakistan (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
  • Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan speaks to his supporters during an election campaign in Karachi, Pakistan on Tuesday (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
  • Rescue workers rush Imran Khan, Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician, to a hospital in Lahore, Pakistan on Tuesday. One of Pakistan’s most prominent politicians, former cricket star Imran Khan, fell from a stage at a political rally Tuesday, leaving him with two hairline skull fractures and uncertainty hanging over his ability to campaign ahead of Saturday’s general election. (AP Photo/M.S. Shah)