At a time when celebrations just won’t cease in the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf camp led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, opposition parties in Pakistan have outrightly rejected the results of the recent elections and on Friday, demanded a ‘transparent’ re-election.
Imran is all set to become the new Prime Minister in a country where the political control has largely been with either the Sharifs or the Bhuttos. Supporters have hailed Imran’s triumph as a reward of his struggle and sacrifices, and of his promises to fight maladies in the country – including corruption. But the majority mark has remained elusive for PTI – a party rather unwilling to join hands with its rivals.
And the rivals are ready to bite back.