Skip to content

Pakistan elections: Imran Khan, Nawaz Sharif both claim wins

# Former Pakistani prime ministers and bitter rivals Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan yesterday both declared victory in elections marred by delayed results and militant attacks, throwing the country into further political turmoil. Sharif’s party won 64 seats, the most seats by a single party in Thursday’s election, but supporters of imprisoned Khan, who ran as independents instead of as a single bloc after his party was barred from the polls, won the most seats overall, namely 92. Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party released an audio-visual message created using artificial intelligence in which he congratulated his supporters for winning.