ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo and convicted ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday alleged that general elections 2018 had been “stolen” to pave the way for the victory of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.
“Despite worst performance by the PTI chief in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, his victory was engineered,” he said.
Reacting to the initial results of elections at Adiala Jail, where he is imprisoned in a corruption case, Nawaz Sharif said that he still stands by the slogan ‘respect the vote’, adding that “we want to empower masses”.
“This is a result of ‘stolen’ election”, he added.
The PML-N supremo further expressed surprise over PML-N losing from NA-57 and NA-108.
PML-N’s Shahid Khaqan Abbasi lost to PTI’s Sadaqat Ali Abbasi from Muree’s NA-57, while in another major upset, PML-N’s Abid Sher Ali lost to PTI’s Farrukh Habib from NA-108.
Nawaz Sharif further said that future course of action will be formulated by the party.