Pakistan has seen a wave of attacks and threats on political candidates and election workers.
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The Pakistani authorities must investigate the wave of attacks and threats on political candidates and election workers, Amnesty International said in an open letter released before the country goes to the polls for general elections on 11 May.
The organization also called on all political parties, and candidates to commit to specific measures for improving the country’s human rights situation during their election campaigns.
“This has been a particularly deadly election period marked by an alarming surge in attacks and intimidation of political activists and election officials,” Mustafa Qadri, Amnesty International’s Pakistan Researcher, said.