Imran Khan Urges Supporters to Wait by Poll Stations After Vote | World News

Feb 7, 2024



Islamabad: Former Pakistani Prime Minister was jailed Imran Khan requested him supporters to wait outside on wednesday Polling Booth After the vote was cast, rival political parties organized large rallies to mark the end of voting. Campaign period.
Pakistan goes to the polls on Thursday and the jailing of Prasidh Khan, the winner of the last national election, is in the news despite the economic crisis and other crises looming over the nuclear-armed country.
Any large-scale gathering of Khan's supporters near the booths could escalate tensions over what they say is a military-backed crackdown on him and his party, which has banned election campaigning. The army refuses to interfere in politics.
Khan's picture on the social media platform shows him wearing simple black clothes.
The origin of the image, Khan's first in months, was unclear. Khan's supporters have previously broadcast his messages, including notes given through his lawyers during prison visits, through AI-generated audio speeches.
Other political parties ended their campaigns late Tuesday ahead of the mandatory peace period under Pakistani electoral rules that prevent political campaigning a day before the elections.
Election frontrunner Nawaz Sharif led a massive rally in the eastern city of Kasur along with his brother, former prime minister Shehbaz Sharif, who is contesting from that constituency.
Amid thousands of supporters waving green party flags, Sharif called on the country's huge youth population to support his party and took aim at Khan, who has previously attracted support from young voters in the region.
“Don't fall for it,” Sharif said.
Supporters of the rival Pakistan Peoples Party also gathered in the southern city of Larkana, led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who could play the role of king-maker if neither party gets enough parliamentary seats to form a full-fledged government.
The former foreign minister and son of assassinated Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto criticized his opponents, including Sharif, whom he described as compromising the country's security and economy during his tenure.



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