Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has left on a foreign trip and will not be present in the country when it goes to polls on May 11, according to a media report.
The father of Malala Yousufzai, the schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, has called for free and fair elections in Pakistan.
Nawaz Sharif, seen as the front-runner in Pakistan's election race, said the country should reconsider its support for the US war on Islamist militancy and suggested that he was in favour of negotiations with the Taliban.
Former Pakistan PM and president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Nawaz Sharif, who is a strong contender for PM's post, said the dialogue and not armed intervention is the answer to deal with terror groups in Pakistan.
A bomb killed at least five people and wounded a Pakistani election candidate today as he campaigned in the restive northwest, raising the death toll in the nation's bloody poll campaign to 97.
Pakistani politician Imran Khan was being treated for a head injury on Wednesday after falling at an election rally, the latest dramatic turn in a campaign that has seen more than 100 people killed in attacks.
Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan's unpopular president who stunned critics by staying in office for five years, has been invisible on the election campaign and presides over a ruling party in crisis.
At 24, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is too young to run in Pakistan's general election, but he carries both the hopes of a party and the bloodstained mantle of his family history.
Pakistan goes to the polls on Saturday to elect lawmakers to the lower house of parliament and four provincial assemblies.
Nawaz Sharif, the opposition leader tipped to win a historic third term in Pakistan's election on Saturday, is a millionaire steel tycoon, considered strong on the economy but soft on the Taliban.
Retired cricket legend Imran Khan is a political juggernaut batting to win a major breakthrough after 17 years on the sidelines and take troubled Pakistan in a new direction.
Pakistani politician Imran Khan has been advised to rest for a week after sustaining skull and back injuries in a fall at an election campaign rally, a hospital official said on Wednesday.
Millions of Pakistanis go to the polls on Saturday in elections overshadowed by Taliban threats but marking a historic democratic transition of power in a nuclear-armed state used to military rule.
A majority of the people in Pakistan are for the first time considering the threat from the Taliban on par with that from India, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center ahead of the May 11 general elections.
Pakistan's Taliban plan to carry out suicide bombings during Saturday's election in a bid to undermine the poll, according to a letter from the leader of the militant group.