Nawaz Sharif's party says army's 'pre-poll rigging' benefits Imran Khan

Nawaz Sharif's party says army's 'pre-poll rigging' benefits Imran Khan

Nawaz Sharif's party says army's 'pre-poll rigging' benefits Imran Khan

Just over a decade after the end of Pakistan's most recent era of military rule, Wednesday's vote features competing narratives of democracy amid Sharif's accusations elements of the powerful army are working to throw the race to Khan, which he denies. There are also serious concerns about the participation of internationally designated militants in the election process.

It also postponed the balloting for the National Assembly seat from the garrison city of Rawalpindi, where a candidate from former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's party was disqualified after being convicted of substance abuse.

In the view of most of the people of Pakistan, PTI has become an instrument for bringing the revolution against the corrupt influential uncouth tycoons, against the so-called wanton feudal lords in the interior of Sindh, and against those who believe their vote bank hinges upon auction and threats.

As the early voters queue up outside polling stations, the question on everyone's mind will be whether Mr Khan will be the next prime minister.

The counting will be done on the spot and results will be announced within 24 hours after the polling.

They contend that both of the parties: PMLN and PPP are steeped in a plenty of corruption insofar as the party leadership, let alone any Tom Dick and Harry of the party, is found guilty of gulping down the billion rupees and are confronting with the cases of the money laundering.

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After his younger brother's death, Gandapur was elected as a member of the assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and appointed provincial minister for agriculture. Ikramullah Gandapur was the candidate for Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf in the PK-99 constituency of the province for the July 25 elections.

The PTI has accused India of supporting Nawaz Sharif and called it the main conspirator of the "international agenda against Pakistan".

At a PML-N rally in the military garrison city of Rawalpindi, anger simmered over what participants said was engineering by "the establishment" - referring to the military. As many as 750,000 polling staff will perform duty on the election day.

Khan, however, is sceptical about governing with the established parties if a coalition has to be formed.

Meanwhile, Hanif Abbasi, a candidate for the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) was jailed for life by an anti-narcotics court.

He also said whosoever comes to power it should be a strong government.

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