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Many Pakistani voters brave violence as they vote in federal, state elections

Tens of millions of Pakistanis will cast their vote in elections on Thursday, but analysts say the outcome is unlikely to reflect the will of the people.

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Leila Fadel is a national correspondent for NPR based in Los Angeles, covering issues of culture, diversity, and race.
Diaa Hadid chiefly covers Pakistan and Afghanistan for NPR News. She is based in NPR's bureau in Islamabad. There, Hadid and her team were awarded a Murrow in 2019 for hard news for their story on why abortion rates in Pakistan are among the highest in the world.