Elections 2013: Colorful Campaign Kicks Off In Pakistan (Video)

by
Sameera Ehteram
From illuminated cricket bats… to a colorful camel parade, Pakistan's election candidates are being increasingly creative in their bids to lure voters for the May 11 general election. City streets are filled with huge posters and fluttering party flags, with the poll spawning a thriving industry for those producing promotional materials.

From illuminated cricket bats… to a colorful camel parade, Pakistan's election candidates are being increasingly creative in their bids to lure voters for the May 11 general election.

City streets are filled with huge posters and fluttering party flags, with the poll spawning a thriving industry for those producing promotional materials.

One candidate from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz hired a lion - the party symbol - to attract votes.

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, ousted in a coup in 1999, is widely seen as the front runner.

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