Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan
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Campaigning with Pakistan's main election rivals

Candidates hoping to be Pakistan's next leader are entering the final days of campaigning ahead of an election marred by violence.

On Thursday gunmen reportedly kidnapped former PM Yousef Raza Gilani's son.

Meanwhile former cricketer and leading politician Imran Khan is recovering in hospital after falling off a platform at a rally on Tuesday.

Opposition candidate Nawaz Sharif, tipped to be the next PM, took a break from campaigning 'in solidarity for Mr Khan'.

The BBC's Lyse Doucet met Imran Khan, ahead of the accident, and joined Mr Sharif on the campaign trail.

BBC Two - Newsnight

  • 09 May
  • From the section Asia
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