Violence across country as millions go to the polls to decide between cricket legend Imran Khan and brother of disgraced former PM Nawaz Sharif for PM

The PTI appears confident of victory.

#Pakistan‘s likely next finance minister — if @ImranKhanPTI wins the election — is already calling it. @MsKateLyons


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The Electoral Commission of Pakistan has reportedly rebuffed the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) party’s request to extend the polling time for an extra hour until 7pm (3pm BST).

The PMLN had asked for an extension because of the “slow, cumbersome voting procedure” it said had left people waiting in long queues.

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