With Imran Khan, Former Cricketer and Present Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party, leading the polls in Pakistan; and all set to become the next Prime Minister, there have been allegations of vote-rigging rising in the country. The Oxford-educated cricketer led the Pakistan Cricket team in 1992 to bring the World Cup home after which he entered the world of politics in 1996.
A lot has been talked about vote rigging and manipulation in the Pakistan Elections, 2018. Adding to the talks and supporting his cousin Imran Khan, Hafeezullah Niazi tells at a national news channel that the allegations of vote rigging are baseless and it is simply an attempt to create distrust in the election.
Election Officials confirm that the delay in publishing of votes is due to some technical error in the electronic reporting system and therefore they are being counted manually.
Imran Khan had struggled for years in politics until now when it is going to be his day of celebration – when he will finally become the Prime Minister of Pakistan. His followers have already been celebrating his victory. His wife, Jemima Goldsmith, took to Twitter to congratulate her husband:
“22 years later, after humiliations, hurdles, and sacrifices, my sons’ father is Pakistan’s next PM. It’s an incredible lesson in tenacity, belief & refusal to accept defeat. The challenge now is to remember why he entered politics in the 1st place. Congratulations @ImranKhanPT” wrote Jemima Goldsmith on Twitter.
PTI has been leading till now with a win of 114 seats taking Imran Khan closer to being the Prime Minister. Leaders who have lost their own seats include strong names: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who lost from NA 246 (Karachi South), Shahbaz Sharif, lost from NA 249 (Karachi West), Outgoing Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, lost from NA 57 (Rawalpindi), and Former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, who lost from NA 158 (Multan)