Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, arrived Wednesday in Pakistan, a close Beijing ally where a new civilian government is ready to take charge.
The highest-ranking woman in Imran Khan's Movement for Justice in Pakistan was gunned down Saturday outside her Karachi home, police said.
Lurking behind the good news from the Pakistan election is the threat of a geopolitical nightmare.
The 50 million people in Pakistan who voted Saturday cast votes in opposition of terrorism and intimidation, the British government said.
Nawaz Sharif was set Monday to lead Pakistan after his party seemed to have won the most seats in elections marking Pakistan's first democratic power transfer.
At least 24 people died in Pakistan as more than 60 percent of the country's population turned out to vote, the highest turnout in decades, officials said.
Nawaz Sharif claimed a third term Saturday as Pakistan's prime minister as his PML-N party took a huge lead over its rivals, provisional results indicated.
More than half of Pakistan's Muslims would prefer a strong leader to a democratic government, an international poll released Friday indicated.
Tens of millions Pakistanis will vote, marking the first time in Pakistan's history that an elected civilian government and will be replaced democratically.
The political party of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf said Friday it would not participate in elections scheduled for May 11.