PTI concedes defeat in Pakistan elections

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said earlier that his party was the clear winner.


Afp May 11, 2013
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said earlier that his party was the clear winner. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani politician and cricket star Imran Khan early on Sunday conceded defeat to the rival Pakistan Muslim League-N in historic general elections, senior party leader Asad Umar said.

"They have emerged as the largest party. I want to congratulate the party," Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party leader Asad Umar told private channel Geo TV.

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said earlier that his party was the clear winner in the election and that he hoped for a majority to avoid a coalition.

"Results are still coming in, but this much is confirmed we're the single largest party so far. Please pray that by morning we're in a position that we don't need the crutch of coalition partners," he said.

COMMENTS (32)

IASiddiq | 8 years ago | Reply

I think IK and his supporters should be proud of the results achieved. I mean the biggest and the all time popular party PPP got the same number of seats 34/35 in the NA as that of PTI..that's a WIN for PTI which participated for the first time in the National Elections. I think if rigging were not a major element..PTI would have secured more seats. Oh well..till next time Imran Khan..we are with you all the way!!

Salman Saleem | 8 years ago | Reply

Imran Khan should learn from ANP's Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, how to accept defeat gracefully. Time to move on for PTI to focus on playing positive opposition role.

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