AT LEAST 11 KILLED AS PAKISTANIS VOTE IN ELECTION

PAKISTAN'S OTHER TWO PROVINCES HELD THEIR LOCAL ELECTIONS MONTHS AGO.

THE VIOLENCE OCCURRED IN THE KHAIRPUR DISTRICT OF THE SOUTHERN PROVINCE OF SINDH, WHICH HELD THE POLLS ALONG WITH THE CENTRAL PUNJAB PROVINCE.

"PMLN has the upper hand in Punjab but it will be a strongly challenged by PTI," said political analyst Wajahat Masood, referring to Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf party.
Pakistan's other two provinces held their local elections months ago.
Observers are closely watching the polls in Punjab, Pakistan's richest and most populous province and the power base of Sharif, who swept to national power in a landslide election in 2013.

Lahore, Pakistan: Eleven people were killed when rival political parties fired on each other on Saturday as Pakistanis voted in local elections seen as a referendum on the national government halfway through its term. The...

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