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.
Former PM’s Son Kidnapped as Pakistan Campaign Comes to a Close
- Jon Boone - Guardian - @jon_boone
- Michael Kugelman - Wilson Center - @MichaelKugelman