Pakistan General Election Polls: Parties allege large scale rigging

Doubts have emerged on the fairness of the Pakistan general election after the much-awaited results were being provided on plain paper in Khi and Hyderabad, rather than an official Form 45.

As per the rules, the Election Commission of Pakistan officials are bound to provide results on Form 45, instead, results were handed out on plain paper.

As per ANI, in another instance of alleged alleged rigging, blank Form 45s were signed by the Presiding Officers, prompting doubts that results may be changed before the final announcement.

On a related note, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif rejected the election results following rigging allegations.

Meanwhile, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s PakistanTehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party is leading in 117 seats in the 11th general elections of Pakistan, Samaa TV reported citing unofficial results.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is leading on 55 seats, while Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has taken lead on 34 out of a total of 272.

As counting of votes is underway in Pakistan, a number of political parties and journalists have alleged that the elections have been rigged.

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