Pakistan Elections : Imran Khan Leads, Results Slow, Opponents Allege Rigging

The results of General Elections held in Pakistan yesterday is coming out slower than expected which the chief election commissioner said was owing to the new Results Transmission System introduced newly.

Meanwhile the cricketer-turned-actor Imran Khan is in the lead with his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf(PTI) nearing the majority mark.

Alongside, the opponents claim there is “blatant” rigging of election all over.

Imran’s Party is presently leading in 113 from the total of 272 seats in the National Assembly. Second in the run-up is ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s party – PML(N) – which is on the forefront in 64 constituencies.

137 is halfway mark for simple majority.

Voting yesterday took place amid unprecedented security with more than 8 lakh personnel from police and military manning polling stations across the country.

A suicide blast near Quetta that killed 35 people and injured 67 marred the day apart from sporadic violence reported some parts of the country.

A controversy broke after social media carried news of Imran Khan voting in full public view and in front of cameras – a violation of code of conduct.

Imran however denied the occurrence when questioned by election commissioner saying the ‘news was false’.

 

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