Islamabad: Former Pakistani cricket star Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led in projected partial results of a general election on Thursday, as his chief rival ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, rejected the result as ‘rigged’.
After the counting of just 30 per cent of the total vote, Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party is leading in 113 of 272 contested National Assembly constituencies.
Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was ahead in 66 constituencies, and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), led by the son of assassinated two-time prime minister Benazir Bhutto, led in 39 constituencies.
Notably, Pakistan Election Commission Secretary Babar Yaqoob had said there is no ‘conspiracy’ in delayed vote results and admitted technical failures of the newly-launched Results Transmission System. (UNI)