Prime Minister Imran Khan Today Victory Speech. Preliminary, unofficial poll results on Thursday showed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), headed by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, tipped for victory, a day after Pakistan voted for its second consecutive democratic transfer of power.
As PTI workers from across the country celebrated the results, the outgoing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) flatly rejected the suggested outcome, citing “outright rigging” and accusing officials of preventing its representatives from overseeing the count.
“I feel ashamed that I will be staying in the Prime Minister’s palace. I will stay in a smaller house,” Mr Khan said, writing off the sprawling mansion where the heads of state have been living since 1970s. “My promise to you is to fix public spending, end the economic crisis,” he added
The Election Commission of Pakistan denied the claims, saying a new electronic results system suffered unexpected glitches leading to a delay in the formal vote count. Despite the technical issues, “these elections were 100 per cent fair and transparent”, said Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza earlier today, in his first comments after polls closed.
Unofficial and unconfirmed results from different constituencies started pouring in as the clock struck 7:00 PM on July 25, an hour after the polling process came to an end across the country.