Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has got a good lead of 113 of the of 272 contested National Assembly constituencies in Pakistan.
Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in the second spot having lead in 71 seats followed by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in 41 seats.
Though the final results are yet to come, PML-N, PPP) and several others have alleged rigging of polls. They allege their polling agents were not allowed to verify vote counts, as is mandated by law.
Rejecting the results, PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif has alleged “blatant” rigging. While talking to reporters, he even hinted his party would launch protests against the alleged rigging of polls. He termed it the dirtiest election in Pakistan’s history.
The ppp has also made the same allegation. Meanwhile, PTI supporters were seen celebrating in the steets.
The elections also saw widespread violence with more than 40 people killed in blasts.