Military's shadow looms as Pakistan goes to the polls
July 24, 2018 4:45 pm
Pakistanis will go to the polls on Wednesday, after a campaign that has seen allegations against the military of tampering, but would nonetheless be the second civilian-to-civilian handover of power in the country’s history.
Voting will open at more than 85,000 polling stations at 8am (03:00 GMT) and close at 6pm.
Results are expected to trickle in several hours later, the election commission says.
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On Tuesday, ballot boxes, papers and other election paraphernalia was transported to the stations, under armed guard.
The military has deployed more than 371,000 personnel to provide security inside and outside every station.