Pakistan's largest political party has condemned what it says are attempts to rig this week's general election, with its candidates and supporters facing arrest or intimidation by the security forces.
The military has ruled Pakistan through various coups for almost half of the country's history since independence in 1947.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif has said that people can change his name if he does not take Pakistan ahead of its arch-rival India after coming into power. Both institutions deny the charge.
Akam did not stop here and said that Khan's elevation to the post of PM is the need of Pakistan right now.
Controversy has also arisen over allowing militant groups to participate in the poll.
The divisive campaign is likely to complicate any coalition negotiations after the vote, if they are necessary. Saeed's son and son-in-law are contesting the elections.
Ikramullah Khan Gandapur, a provincial assembly candidate for the Pakistan Justice Party in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, died of injuries after a bomb detonated near his vehicle, officials said. National players' interest in it really shows Pakistan a flourishing democracy.
More than 1.6 million polling staff will perform duties on the election day.
Rescue workers move the body of Ikramullah Gandapur who was killed in the suicide bombing in Dera Ismail Khan on Sunday July 22. AP
Police officials can track the presence of police officers deployed at a polling station through an application.
The counting will be done on the spot and results will be announced within 24 hours after the polling.
In 2013, the PML-N won 126 seats, while Khan's party came third with 28 seats. "We should give him a chance", said Muhammad Wasim, 32, pointing to what he described as the success Khan's party has had in governing northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.
Despite a massive electoral exercise, there is a big question if the election would bring much needed political and economic stability in the country.
"Deployment of troops completed across the country", the military said in a statement, adding that the troops along with local security agencies will provide "a safe and secure environment" for voting. However, 400 foreign observers from different countries will also monitor Pakistan Election 2018.
Meanwhile, Hanif Abbasi, a candidate for the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) was jailed for life by an anti-narcotics court. "A strong government is necessary for better economy".
Polling will begin at 8am and close at 6pm across the 85,000 booths on Wednesday July 25.
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