Violence Stalks Pakistan’s Election

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Thirty one people have died as violence stalks the polls in Pakistan

Besides a bomb in the city of Quetta, where the worst attack took place, there have been minor blasts and clashes between party workers leaving several injured.

Millions of voters are deciding between the parties of the former cricket star Imran Khan and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is in jail on corruption charges stemming from Panama Papers leak.

Apart from violence that has trailed campaign, there have also been concerns over electoral fraud.

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan says there have been “blatant” attempts to manipulate the polls.

Pakistan powerful military, which has ruled the country for nearly half its history, has been alleged of meddling.

Turmoil has always trailed Pakistan’s political history, as has been the case in the last few months.

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