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Monday, May 6, 2013

What Pakistan’s Election Means to Its People

The New York Times is interested in hearing from Pakistanis as the general election campaign comes to an end this week, promising the first democratic transfer of power from one civilian government to another in the country’s history.

Whether you are living in Pakistan or abroad, join the discussion here on The Lede by telling us what you think is the most important issue and why. Is it the economy? Widespread militant violence? Corruption? The United States’s drone campaign, the role of Pakistan’s powerful military, or something else? What is the importance of democracy and what are your hopes for the country?

Share your views in the comment thread below, in English or Urdu, or join the conversation on Twitter, using the hashtag #NYTWorld. Be sure to let us now where you live, how old you are and if you intend to vote.

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Extremists Pursue Mainstream in Pakistan Election
Profiles of Pakistani Candidates
A Secret Deal on Drones, Sealed in Blood
New Boldness From Militants Poses Risk to U.S.-Pakistan Ties