PM Modi congratulates Imran Khan

Arturo Kim
July 31, 2018

Earlier, the party leaders had maintained that they will not need support of any other party, the final preliminary results issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan on Saturday showed that the party was short of 22 seats to form government on its own.

"We will run a movement for the holding of elections again".

The biggest loser in these elections has been the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, the former governing party that saw its parliamentary power reduced to 64 seats.

He said Pakistan had a political importance in the Muslim world and this country was the center of hope not only for the subcontinent but for the entire Muslim Ummah.

The former World Cup winning cricketer, 65, was announced the victor of Pakistan's general election on Friday despite a delayed vote count provoking accusations of rigging.

The EU Election Observation Mission, in its preliminary findings, said the electoral process was "not as good" as the 2013 election and campaign week featured a "lack of equality" that meant it was not a level playing field for all parties.

Rival parties met last night as part of an alliance called the All Parties Conference where they called out the military for interfering in the polls.

We have made a decision to play the role of an aggressive opposition in parliament, said a senior PML-N leader who had participated in the MMA-convened multiparty conference in Islamabad on Friday.

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf is considering inviting the leaders of the SAARC countries including Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his oath taking ceremony as the premier next month, a party official said on Tuesday.

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A majority of 137 seats is needed to form a government.

The United States said it was concerned about "flaws" in the pre-electoral process, but was ready to work with the new government.

As Pakistan held its election on July 25, former cricket hero Imran Khan's PTI has emerged victorious with the most number of seats in Parliament.

"Unfortunately we couldn't vote online as they didn't activate it and we also couldn't travel back home to participate but our hearts and wishes are with our nation and the country", Mr Farhad said.

Analyst Ayesha Siddiqa said observers may have underestimated the depth of feeling among Pakistan's growing middle class.

Amidst this, if Modi attends the swearing-in of Imran who has the strong backing of the Pakistan Army, it may lead to the peace talks.

Imran Khan, chairman of the PTI, had already announced to form the central government.

Khan shot to global fame with on-field success and off-field flamboyance. "We want a balanced relation with the US".

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