Pakistan election: Is Imran Khan’s party on the rise?

Former cricket star’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party is frontrunner in upcoming vote after ex-PM Nawaz Sharif was imprisoned for corruption.

Voters in Pakistan are going to the polls on Wednesday in parliamentary elections.

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in prison for corruption convictions and the cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan is confident he can become the next prime minister.

But with allegations of coercion, media curbs and pre-poll rigging – it promises to be an unpredictable election.

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