PTI Supporters Protest for Fair Election Results in Pakistan: Photos

Supporters of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party have organized protests across the country as the vote counting from the parliamentary election continues.
On Friday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) supporters staged street demonstrations and blocked roads to express their dissatisfaction with the Pakistan Election Commission’s delay in announcing the election results.
Independent candidates supported by PTI and Khan, who is currently in prison, were leading in the early national election results. The election was marred by violence, allegations of a preordained outcome, and the suspension of mobile phone services.
After a lengthy delay, the country’s election oversight body announced that candidates backed by PTI had won 59 out of 156 National Assembly seats. The Pakistan Muslim League party (PMLN) of three-time former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had 46 seats, while the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) of Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari had 39.
Final results were expected to be announced on Friday night, but discrepancies in early results in some districts have caused confusion and concern among the public.
One voter expressed frustration, saying, “We voted even though it turned out to be a selection like the last time. We are in a digital age and yet, we aren’t aware of the results nearly 24 hours after the polls. Their excuse is that the internet was down, but they were the ones who suspended it. We went to sleep thinking PTI candidates are in front. Now, we are being told they aren’t. Why waste so much money? Just name the ones they have selected to be the winners, then.”

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