25 Jul 2018

Imran Khan may have early lead in Pakistan elections, unofficial results show

International Editor

In Pakistan, results are coming in following an election closely fought between former cricket star Imran Khan and the party of Nawaz Sharif, who’s been prime minister three times, but who’s now in prison on corruption charges.

Unofficial results on local TV shows are claiming an early lead for Mr Khan, but amid allegations of voting irregularities, the result remains uncertain. The voting today was marked by violence, with 31 people killed in an attack outside a polling station in the city of Quetta.