Pakistan election polls latest: Cricketers support Imran Khan for Prime Minister

Pakistan election 2018 polls

Meanwhile, Imran Khan condemned the "cowardly terrorist attack" in a posting on Twitter.

In the July 25 balloting, he was to run on the list of the Tahrike-e-Insaf party, led by Khan, who aspires to become the country's next prime minister.

Gandapur succumbed to his injuriesat Combined Military Hospital.

Faraz Mughul, Gandapur's assistant, confirmed the casualties.

On Sunday, the TTP claimed responsibility for the attack.

As many as 305 female candidates are contesting on general seats of National Assembly in the election scheduled tomorrow, July 25 (Wednesday).

Dil Nawaz, one of the guards of Gandapur, is also among the two martyred in the terror attack.

In the largest explosion, at least 132 people died in southwestern Baluchistan when a blast ripped through a gathering in support of Nawabzada Siraj Raisani, who was running for a provincial legislature seat on the pro-military Baluchistan Awami Party ticket. Also, in the northwestern city of Peshawar, a suicide bombing this month killed another provincial assembly candidate and 20 others.

Pakistan election 2018 polls
Pakistan election 2018 polls The country is preparing to go to the polls on July 25

Violence in Pakistan has dropped significantly in recent years as a result of intensified military operations against militants in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

National Party (NP) with 12 per cent women candidates is atop followed by the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) with 8.12 per cent, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) 6.6 percent, Mutthida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Muslim League (N) 5.7 per cent, Mutthida Majlis Amal (MMA) 5.6 per cent and Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf (PTI) 5.4 per cent.

Kamran Yousaf spoke to TRT World about the security concerns in Pakistan.

Shahbaz Sharif, the president of the PML-N, said that his party would not only win at the centre but would also form the government in Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtukhwa provinces.

Durrani was to address a political convention when his vehicle was ambushed by unknown gunmen in his home district Bannu, bordering North Waziristan district.

Nobody was injured in the attack, which marked the second one against Durrani in eight days.

Cricket stars have pledged their support to the electoral campaign of their former colleague, Khan.

However, security agencies point finger at Pakistani Taliban who have always been targeting the security agencies and civilians through suicide bombings.

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