Election Watch Update - April 20

Dawn looks at the status of the stalled seat adjustment talks between the Jamaat-e-Islami and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz respectively. The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazlur Rehman) and the Qaumi Watan Party have agreed on a deal in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has warned against a delay in the elections.

Former MNA Ayaz Amir, who quit the PML-N after the party didn’t give him a ticket for the elections, has announced his support to the PTI in the NA-60 and NA-61 constituencies of Chakwal.

The Telegraph looks at some of the men behind PTI’s campaign: Javed Hashmi, Asad Umar and Shah Mehmood Qureshi. PTI is kicking off its election campaign this weekend.

While the ECP and the Pakistan Army had decided on a security plan for the elections, the caretaker government has now decided to not deploy soldiers at polling stations.

Pervez Musharraf's All Pakistan Muslim League party has called on the military to intervene on their leader's behalf, who has been transferred to judicial custody over charges dating to 2007 of detaining Supreme Court judges.

A survey conducted by the Free and Fair Election Network has found that 67% of people polled plan to participate in the election.

The Express Tribune profiles the Mansehra constituencies.

The process of disqualification of candidates continues as the Lahore High Court hears appeals on decisions by the election tribunals.

The anti-Shia Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat and the Shia advocacy group Majlis Wahdat-al-Muslimeen are both contesting this year’s elections.

Dawn looks at the impact of clan-based politics and the divisions within larger clans where influential members are often part of different political parties.

The MQM is announcing its candidates for the elections today.