Civil society groups are raising concerns that banned groups are finding a way to participate in the general elections on July 25.

The awareness campaign aims to curb the viral spread of false information.

Joint Crisis Management Units have been formed to protect political parties and their leaders.

An ISIS suicide bomber killed at least 149 people during an election rally in Mastung, Balochistan, and so far 9 arrests have been made in connection to the massacre.

'I am willing to sacrifice my life for Pakistan too,' said Danyal Bilour, the son of slain ANP leader Haroon Bashir Bilour.

Political leaders of all stripes vowed they would not bow to terrorists and continue to strive for peace through elections.

Although there have been a few terrorist attacks ahead of the July 25 general election, Pakistani authorities remain vigilant in providing security.

Hameeda Shahid is the first female to seek office in Upper Dir, where women have historically been prevented from even voting in elections. Hameeda and others are seeking to change the taboo.

The Milli Muslim League (MML) is linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the group accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Pakistani political parties are urging officials to block the Milli Muslim League, a new political party linked to the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist group, from running in upcoming elections.