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Sunday Jul 17 2022
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Web Desk

Free and fair elections ‘only way forward’, Imran Khan says as PTI celebrates victory

By
Web Desk
PTI chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan. — Twitter/@ImranKhanPTI
PTI chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan. — Twitter/@ImranKhanPTI

  • "Any other path will only lead to greater political uncertainty," Khan warns.
  • Celebrations in PTI camp are in full swing as preliminary results show party dominating the race.
  • PML-N concedes defeat as leaders accept PTI had received a “landslide victory”.


Following PTI’s “landslide victory” in the hotly-contested Punjab by-polls on Sunday, party chairman Imran Khan said the only way forward was “free and fair elections.”

A battle for the throne of Punjab was fought as voting was held for 20 constituencies of the province. The PTI managed to grab more votes compared to the PML-N, which has been in power for a very long time.

As results started pouring in, Khan took to his Twitter to reiterate his demand for early elections. “The only way forward from here is to hold fair [and] free elections under a credible ECP.”

“Any other path will only lead to greater political uncertainty [and] further economic chaos,” he added.

Celebrations in the PTI camp are in full swing as preliminary, unofficial results in the by-election of Punjab show the party clearly dominating the race.

Meanwhile, PML-N conceded defeat as leaders accepted that PTI had received a “landslide victory” in the hotly-contested Punjab by-polls.

A charged PTI saw a "change in Pakistan" after the party secured victory in nine constituencies — PP-217, PP-288, PP-282, PP-83, PP-158, PP-202, PP-224, PP-167, and PP-170 — while it is leading in nearly several others.