Diego Ibarra Sanchez for The New York Times
A night rally for the independent candidate Jamshed Dasti in the district of Muzaffargarh.
The New York Times
is interested in hearing from Pakistanis as the general election campaign comes to an end this week, promising the first democratic transfer of power from one civilian government to another in the country’s history.
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