Pakistan General Elections 2013

May 07, 2013, 13:32 PM IST
Supporters of Pakistan Muslim League-N party cheer their leader, Nawaz Sharif, not pictured, during an election campaign rally in Islamabad, Pakistan.
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Supporters of Pakistan Muslim League-N party cheer their leader, Nawaz Sharif, not pictured, during an election campaign rally in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Leader of religious political party Jamiat-ul-Islam, Fazal-ur-Rehman speaks during an election rally in Manshera, Pakistan.
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Leader of religious political party Jamiat-ul-Islam, Fazal-ur-Rehman speaks during an election rally in Manshera, Pakistan.

Supporters of Pakistan`s minority Shiite Hazara community, who were frequently attacked by militants, rally for the upcoming elections in Quetta, Pakistan.
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Supporters of Pakistan`s minority Shiite Hazara community, who were frequently attacked by militants, rally for the upcoming elections in Quetta, Pakistan.

Pakistani children look at a soldier standing guard at an entrance of a compound where an election rally is held in Quetta, Pakistan.
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Pakistani children look at a soldier standing guard at an entrance of a compound where an election rally is held in Quetta, Pakistan.

Candidates of Pakistani religious party Ahle-Sunnat Wal-Jamaat rally for elections in Quetta, Pakistan.
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Candidates of Pakistani religious party Ahle-Sunnat Wal-Jamaat rally for elections in Quetta, Pakistan.

Pakistan`s former cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan gestures from inside a helicopter as he prepares to leave after addressing an election campaign rally in Charsadda, Pakistan.
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Pakistan`s former cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan gestures from inside a helicopter as he prepares to leave after addressing an election campaign rally in Charsadda, Pakistan.

Pakistan`s former cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan addresses an election campaign rally in Charsadda, Pakistan.
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Pakistan`s former cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan addresses an election campaign rally in Charsadda, Pakistan.

Pakistani election candidate Usman Ghani addresses fishermen living in his constituency during a campaign in the Arabian Sea near the coastal area of Karachi, Pakistan.
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Pakistani election candidate Usman Ghani addresses fishermen living in his constituency during a campaign in the Arabian Sea near the coastal area of Karachi, Pakistan.

Pakistan`s former Prime Minister and leader of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Sharif speaks during an election rally in Murree, Pakistan.
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Pakistan`s former Prime Minister and leader of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Sharif speaks during an election rally in Murree, Pakistan.

Pakistan`s former cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan gestures as he speaks about his party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in Islamabad, Pakistan.
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Pakistan`s former cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan gestures as he speaks about his party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Pakistan`s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves to his supporters during an election rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
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Pakistan`s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves to his supporters during an election rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Pakistani supporters of former cricket star-turned-politician, and leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, Imran Khan, attend a rally in Islamabad.
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Pakistani supporters of former cricket star-turned-politician, and leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, Imran Khan, attend a rally in Islamabad.

A supporter of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf or Moment for Justice party attends an election campaign rally in Islamabad.
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A supporter of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf or Moment for Justice party attends an election campaign rally in Islamabad.

Supporters of Pakistan`s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, listen to him delivering a speech, during an election campaign rally, in Lahore, Pakistan.
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Supporters of Pakistan`s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, listen to him delivering a speech, during an election campaign rally, in Lahore, Pakistan.

Pakistani army soldiers in an APC patrol a day before the nationwide election, in Peshawar, Pakistan.
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Pakistani army soldiers in an APC patrol a day before the nationwide election, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

A Pakistani voter casts his ballot at a polling station in Islamabad.
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A Pakistani voter casts his ballot at a polling station in Islamabad.

A Pakistani woman casts her ballot at a polling station on the outskirts of Islamabad.
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A Pakistani woman casts her ballot at a polling station on the outskirts of Islamabad.

Pakistani women line up outside a polling station waiting to cast their ballots in Hyderabad, Pakistan.
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Pakistani women line up outside a polling station waiting to cast their ballots in Hyderabad, Pakistan.

A Pakistani paramilitary soldier checks voters before they enter a polling station to cast their ballots, in Karachi, Pakistan.
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A Pakistani paramilitary soldier checks voters before they enter a polling station to cast their ballots, in Karachi, Pakistan.

Kalsoom Nawaz, the wife of former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-N party chief Nawaz Sharif, walks out of a polling station after casting her ballot in Lahore, Pakistan.
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Kalsoom Nawaz, the wife of former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-N party chief Nawaz Sharif, walks out of a polling station after casting her ballot in Lahore, Pakistan.

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif casts his vote at a polling station during the country`s parliamentary election in Lahore, Pakistan.
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Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif casts his vote at a polling station during the country`s parliamentary election in Lahore, Pakistan.