PTI leads in Pak election 2018 results

PTI leads in Pak election 2018 results

The military getting embroiled in more controversy can undermine Pakistan's internal security, which is threatened by a number of insurgent challengers, such as the Pakistan Taliban and the Islamic State.

On the economic front, the probable prime minister said Pakistan was facing governance and economic challenges.

Due to computer glitches, the remaining votes are being continued manually.

The rigging allegations came after a suicide bombing in the southwestern city of Quetta, claimed by the Islamic State group, killed at least 31 people near a polling station, casting a shadow over voting day.

Although Khan still appeared likely to fall short of the 137 seats needed for a majority in the National Assembly, he should have no problems finding coalition partners from smaller parties and independents. "Prime Minister Imran Khan", although his party has yet to officially declare victory.

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Imran Kahn lead Pakistan to victory in the 1992 Cricket World Cup. Even former West Indies cricketer Ian Bishop congratulated Khan on achieving a new milestone in his life and hoped that he would lead with "integrity". Under the available tally of seats, Khan is well positioned to become Pakistan's next prime minister.

The party's rivals, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People's Party (PPP), both raised concerns about the procedure through which results were issued, alleging their polling agents were not allowed to verify vote counts, as is mandated by law. "Pakistan has suffered today", he told journalists at a press conference. "I would have accepted people's mandate no matter what it was, but we reject this result". "This [election] has put the country back 30 years", he said. The Election Commission attributed the delay to technical troubles.

Shortly before Sharif spoke around midnight, state television said that just one fifth of the votes had been counted so far - an unusually slow count that further fueled suspicions of rigging. The PML (N), however, has an edge over PTI in Punjab, the country's most populous province and political powerbase. The European Union Election Observation Mission has 120 monitors in major centers across Pakistan, with the exception of Baluchistan. He had been sentenced to 10 years in prison by an accountability court over a corruption scandal centering around the ownership of four flats in London's high-end Mayfair district. A party can form the government if it manages to clinch 172 seats out of the total 342.

But the PML-N was dealt several blows in the run-up to the polls.

However, PML-N leaders pulled no punches.

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Shahbaz Sharif, the leader of the Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), dismissed results from Wednesday's nationwide poll as counting was still underway. "This isn't about winning seats or forming the [provincial] government, it is about the future of this country", Shehbaz Sharif said.

The PPP managed to maintain its stronghold in the Sindh Assembly and should lead the provincial government. The Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), believed to be backed by the army to counter separatist parties in the region, looks set to lead the provincial government.

But the erstwhile playboy's bid for power was dogged by widespread accusations he is benefiting from the support of the country's powerful security establishment.

For Khan and his PTI, the results are a vindication of a five-year anti-corruption struggle, with the party taking credit for Nawaz Sharif's disqualification last year and his imprisonment, along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (R) Muhammad Safdar.

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