Supporters wave as they greet former Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, during his campaign closing rally in Lahore
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Pakistan business gears up for vote

Pakistan is gearing up for an election and the business community is hoping that a new government will be able to improve conditions for commerce.

Pakistan is gearing up for a landmark election on Saturday.

The polls will see the country's first democratic transition from one civilian government to another.

However, the new government will inherit a host of challenges, including a faltering economy trapped in a low-growth, high-inflation cycle.

The BBC's Shahzeb Jillani reports from the country's commercial Karachi.