Indian media dubs Imran Khan as 'Taliban Khan'

Imran Khan at election campaign rally

The app mentions the names and contact numbers of all polling stations, policemen deployed on duty and related officers.

If successful, the elections will mark only the second time a civilian government has handed power to another since the country's independence in 1947.

As the early voters queue up outside polling stations, the question on everyone's mind will be whether Mr Khan will be the next prime minister.

Even though Imran Khan is believed to be leading the race and is expected to be the next Prime Minister of the country, it's hard to gauge the impact he will be able to make on Pakistan's foreign policy, especially at a time when he has been accusing the Sharif family of being the face of an "international agenda" against Pakistan.

The counting will be done on the spot and results will be announced within 24 hours after the polling. The PPP could emerge as a coalition kingmaker if no party wins a majority, as many expect.

Hanif Abbasi, seen as a strong candidate for PML-N in Wednesday's poll, was sentenced in a rare late-night session Saturday.

Nawaz Sharif
Image Nawaz Sharif is campaigning from prison in Islamabad

"We should give him a chance", said Muhammad Wasim, 32, pointing to what he described as the success Khan's party has had in governing northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

Respondents listed top two election issues as access to clean water and gas for cooking, each at 17 per cent. Inflation and corruption were ranked last, at 1 per cent each.

Ikramullah Gandapur, a member of Mr Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, was contesting polls for the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly when he was killed by a vehicle bomb.

Despite a massive electoral exercise, there is a big question if the election would bring much needed political and economic stability in the country.

"Deployment of troops completed across the country", the military said in a statement, adding that the troops along with local security agencies will provide "a safe and secure environment" for voting.

Pakistan is expected to continue strengthening its ties with China even if Khan comes to power since most of the assurances that China has on its investments and returns have come through the power corridors of the military establishment. "Either it is Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf or Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, there is many a slip between the cup and the lip", he told PTI. "A strong government is necessary for better economy".

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