Islamabad, July 27: Reacting on the Pakistan Election Results 2018, jailed former PM Nawaz Sharif on Friday alleged that the polls had been “stolen” and the “tainted and dubious” results would cast a “bad impact” on the country’s politics. Expressing his concerns on the Pakistan Election, Sharif said that the position of the PML-N’s candidates in Faisalabad, Lahore and Rawalpindi were stable but they have been declared defeated.
Sharif’s visitors in the Adiala jail quoted him as saying that Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has been made victorious in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the Pakistan Election Results 2018 despite its previous government’s failed performances in the province. The former Pakistan PM had alleged that the mandate has been snatched from the people of the country. Sharif said that Khan no longer holds the same position that he did in 2013.
The Election Commission of Pakistan early on Friday announced that 95 per cent of the provisional results for the National and four provincial assemblies where PTI has emerged as the single largest party. However, it seems like Imran Khan’s party, which fell short of the majority, may need to form a coalition government.
Nawaz Sharif is currently completing his jail sentence after he was convicted by the accountability court in a case pertaining to the Sharif family’s Avenfield properties in London. He and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were arrested by anti-corruption officials late on July 13 after they arrived in Lahore from Abu Dhabi.
Apart from a 10-year imprisonment, Sharif was fined $10 million while Maryam was fined $2.6 million. After being sentenced to 10 years in prison, Nawaz Sharif, who is in London along with daughter, announced that he is not a thief and will soon be returning to Pakistan to face prison.
With IANS, PTI inputs