The people of Pakistan hope the polls will deliver change and ease frustrations with a feeble economy, widespread corruption, chronic power cuts and crumbling infrastructure, reports Huffington Post.
Pakistan's best-known sportsman, who led a playboy lifestyle in his younger days, Khan is seen by many as a refreshing change from the dynastic politicians who long relied on a patronage system to win votes and are often accused of corruption.
At present, the 60-year-old Mr Khan is in hospital after injuring himself in a fall at a party rally, which may also win him sympathy votes. A survey released on Wednesday showed 24.98 percent of voters nationally planned to vote for Mr Khan's party, just a whisker behind Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N).
(via Huffington Post )
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