Pakistan ex PM Imran Khan aide says party aims to form | allsaxmusic

Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan (R) addresses his supporters during an anti-government march towards capital Islamabad, demanding early elections, in Gujranwala on November 1, 2022.

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A senior aide to Pakistan’s jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday their party would try to form a government as it had won the most seats in Thursday’s general election.

Interim party chief Gohar Ali Khan called on all institutions in Pakistan to respect the party’s mandate, telling a press conference in Islamabad that if complete results were not released by Saturday night, the party would hold a peaceful protest on Sunday.

Khan and rival ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have both claimed victory. Independent candidates backed by Khan won the most seats, despite him being in jail and his party barred from the polls.

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