Democracy won’t be held hostage: Opposition parties in Pakistan cry foul

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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.

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