Former PM’s Son Kidnapped as Pakistan Campaign Comes to a Close

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On Saturday, Pakistanis are scheduled to elect new members of Parliament, with the Taliban threatening suicide bombs at the polls.  Violence already has disrupted campaigning. Political rallies have been bombed and, today a candidate who's the son of a former prime minister was kidnapped. Two days ago, Imran Khan, a former cricket star and party leader, fell during a campaign event and suffered injuries that have changed the dynamics of the electoral process.

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Guests:
Jon Boone - Guardian - @jon_boone, Michael Kugelman - Wilson Center - @MichaelKugelman

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Kerry Cavanaugh, Christian Bordal, Anna Scott, Sonya Geis