Pakistan was locked in a close and tense election race on Wednesday, pitting cricket hero Imran Khan against the party of jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a process marred by a suicide bomb that killed 31 people near a polling station.
Polling expert @asadliaqat warns that we have to wait "2 or 3 hours to call anything", says TV stations extrapolating a strong PTI lead are doing so from less than 5% of votes counted, and are thus at this stage unreliable— Memphis Barker (@memphisbarker) July 25, 2018
Election officials count votes after polling stations closed during the general election in Karachi. (Reuters)
Pakistan you have done it!!— PTI (@PTIofficial) July 25, 2018
PTI is Leading on 82 Constituencies while PMLN is at 35 and PPPP 20.
At this juncture, we call you to Pray for Success and be humble with the victory.
InshaAllah #WazirEAzamImranKhan pic.twitter.com/UVgvcHagqM
Struggle to win
A woman casts her ballot at a polling station during general election in Rawalpindi. (Reuters)
A supporter of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), waves a party flag during the general election in Rawalpindi on July 25, 2018. (Reuters)