New Delhi, July 30: With Imran Khan set to become the Prime Minister of Pakistan, his ex-wife Reham Khan has claimed that that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief had benefited from ‘rigged’ elections after which Army will run Pak foreign office. Her statement comes a day after Pakistan’s election commission revealed that Khan’s PTI emerged as the single largest party, winning 115 of the 270 contested seats.
“I am not surprised, it was a predictable result. There are a lot of people who are grooming Imran Khan for this role and investing a lot of money. It’s a rigged election. Army will now run Pak foreign office,”the PTI chief’s ex-wife told CNN-News 18 in an interview.
Meanwhile, the PTI is still short of 22 seats to form government on its own. While PTI leaders had earlier maintained that they will not need support of any other party, two other major political parties, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on the other hand, are expected to meet in a couple of days to devise a joint strategy in a bid to give a tough time to Imran Khan’s PTI in parliament.
According to various Pakistan TV reports, senior PPP leader Syed Khursheed Shah will meet PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif in Islamabad on Sunday.
As per the complete preliminary results announced by the poll panel of Pakistan, the PTI has obtained 115 seats – 22 short of a simple majority — while the PML-N and PPP have won 64 and 43 seats, respectively.