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Pakistan votes today!

Updated July 25, 2018

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Flags of political parties on sale ahead of elections. —AP
Flags of political parties on sale ahead of elections. —AP
Flags of political parties on sale ahead of elections. —AP
Flags of political parties on sale ahead of elections. —AP

Pakistan will be holding its 11th general election today, with 105.95 million voters expected to cast their ballots within their respective constituencies.

The three big battles will be between Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI).

Voting will begin at 8am and run uninterrupted till 6pm. 371,388 army personnel are deployed across 85,000 polling stations to ensure no untoward incident occurs.

Today has been declared a public holiday to encourage maximum voter participation.