Sharif expected to beat Imran Khan in Pakistan election

FORMER Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to claim a landslide victory in what will be the first shift from one elected government to another in Pakistan.

The poll was tainted by terrorist attacks, including a bomb which killed 11 and wounded 40 in the former capital of Karachi.

Pakistan Taliban took responsibility for the attack.

Former cricketer Imran Khan's Movement of Justice Party performed well, but is expected to net less than 40 seats compared to the Sharif's Muslim League which is forecast to win more than 100 in the 272-seat parliament.

Al-Jazeera reported that Pakistan's borders with Iran and Afghanistan were shut before the polls in order to keep out foreign militants.