Election countdown begins in Pakistan

Security is being tightened ahead of Wednesday's crucial elections as more than 100 million registered voters are gearing up to elect their next leader.

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    Ballot papers are being taken to different polling centres across Pakistan.

    Campaigning came to a close 24 hours before those polls open on Wednesday.

    Four major political parties are in the race for the country's second civilian handover of power after a full term.

    Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports from Lahore in Punjab province.


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