"Pakistan is ready to improve its ties with India".
Jemima, 44, who earlier prayed for his success praised Khan in a series of tweets, saying father of her two sons will be the next prime minister of Pakistan. "I chose to join politics 22 years back when I saw collapse of governance system and corruption in Pakistan", Imran Khan told the media in the evening. "We will set a precedence of supremacy of law". The unofficial results showed PTI won about 110 out of 271 seats in Pakistan's National Assembly. "The people of Pakistan will not accept that", Hussain charged without naming the PTI. Preliminary results, however, indicated that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) had obtained a clear edge over other parties as results trickled in, giving pockets of supporters reason to celebrate in parts of the country, media reports said.
However, final results have been delayed and opponents have alleged vote rigging.
If Khan's lead holds, his party will likely be able to form a government with smaller parties and independents, avoiding the prospect of weeks of haggling.
"My candidates complaining polling agents have been thrown out of polling stations across the country", he said in a tweet.
"Despite being imprisoned, I am witnessing your passion and listening to your chants to respect the vote", Sharif said Wednesday in a message to supporters from Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi. While his brother and the leader of the PML-N party, Shehbaz Sharif, said the vote result was "based on massive rigging". "Why don't you think the five political parties might be wrong?" After consulting them, I will announce the future course of action.
"Today what they have done has pushed Pakistan back 30 years..." No statement has been issued by Khan.
At a midnight press conference when the vote count was underway, PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif said the election was a "blatant violation" of the mandate of the people. Still, it was the allegations against rigging that may impact Khan's ability to form a government.
Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts missing since going jogging Wednesday
Mollie wrapped up her freshman year at the University of Iowa , where she majors in Sociology, in the spring. Anyone with information about her is urged to contact the Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office at 641-623-5679.
"There's no conspiracy, nor any pressure in delay of the results". Asked about the doubts and the allegations, he said: "We will prove ourselves that we did our job right".
"When an election is believed to be unfree and unfair, knowing that the procedural aspects of the election have been carried out successfully offers little consolation", said Kugelman. A teenage girl took her mother on a motorcycle to vote for Khan, she said, because public transport was not available.
Early voting was heavy at some sites in Islamabad and also in the Punjab provincial capital, with several political party leaders lining up to cast ballots.
Meanwhile, PTI is clearly steering ahead in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with a lead on 64 seats against Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), which is now leading on 12 seats, as per reporting from 35pc polling stations in the province. The PPP was leading on 73 seats in Sindh.
The elections mark only the second time in Pakistan's 70-year history that a civilian government has completed a full term and handed over power to another civilian administration through the ballot box.
Pakistani men stand in line before casting their vote during Pakistan's general election at a polling station in Lahore on July 25, 2018.
Pakistan's military has ruled for approximately half the period since the country's independence in 1947, staging coups three times.
Appearing at the Atlantic Council, a U.S. think-tank, Ikram ul Majeed Sehgal chairman of the Pathfinder Group said the Pakistani army always had a major say in elections. The leading among them are Mumbai-terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led banned Jamat-ud Dawa's candidates.