I have never been this happy in 17 years: Imran Khan

PTI chairman Imran Khan thanks youth, women for coming out to vote.


Web Desk May 12, 2013
Imran Khan. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan hinted of sitting in the opposition while addressing the media from his hospital bed in Lahore on Sunday.

Imran had vowed to bring a revolution in the country, making a “Naya Pakistan”, but was beaten by Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) in the elections to form a central government, as suggested by unofficial poll results.

PTI is expected to form a provincial government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly.

“I have never been this happy in 17 years, as much as I was happy to see the youth’s passion,” Imran said in his video conference.

“I want to thank the youth... and I want to thank the women, who decided to play a role in creating a new Pakistan,” he said.

The PTI Chairman said the pain of defeat was quickly overcome thanks to the overwhelming response he saw from his supporters on election day.

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.

COMMENTS (53)

Sobia | 8 years ago | Reply

@Hammad, you are right. I think Imran has a brain but he lacks heart. There is no room in his heart for others.

SULTAN | 8 years ago | Reply

I am thinking today why I voted for PTI. It was my mistake. It was already said by some experts that all those raising slogans of "change" would be raising slogans of "rigging" after elections. Khawaja Saad Rafique is right that PTI needs to grow up.

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