Narendra Modi congratulates Imran Khan on his victory in Pakistan elections

Narendra Modi congratulates Imran Khan on his victory in Pakistan elections

National cricketers including team captain Sarfraz Ahmed arrived at Bani Gala on Tuesday to meet iconic former cricketer and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran khan.

It said the views expressed by Khan during his speech about Pakistan's future ties with its neighbours and global powers were "sensible and aspirational".

"We think a robbery has been committed", Maulana Fazalur Rehman, head of the religious Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) party, told reporters.

Out of 272 seats, elections were held in 270 constituencies as two seats remained uncontested due to multiple reasons. There will be protests... "If you take on step forward we will take two steps forward", he had said.

"I fully agree with it".

Representatives of the three parties said they will issue a white paper about alleged election rigging. A new government will be formed in Pakistan and there will be a new prime minister, who has extended a hand of friendship towards India.

His political party has repeatedly called this election unfair, and party leaders had discussed boycotting the parliament. Khattak is considered to be close to Khan since school days as both studied in the same Atchison College in Lahore.

European Union observer mission chief Michael Gahler pointed to a "systematic effort to undermine the former ruling party through cases of corruption, contempt of court and terrorist charges against its leaders and candidates".

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Monday that any potential International Monetary Fund bailout for Pakistan's new government should not provide funds to pay off Chinese lenders.

"We are pretty much there in the National Assembly. talks are going on with MQM as well", said Faisal Javed Khan, a senior PTI spokesman.

The EU Election Observation Mission, in its preliminary findings, said the electoral process was "not as good" as the 2013 election and campaign week featured a "lack of equality" that meant it was not a level playing field for all parties.

Some analysts and commentators have said Pakistan's democracy has been weakened by meddling by the armed forces. "In all this hue and cry, we didn't notice there is another Pakistan there that wanted this change", she told AFP.

Smaller parties want a re-run of the election but some may be called to help form a coalition.

In the meeting with Imran Khan, former captain Waqar Younus was also present.

Khan claimed victory in a wide-ranging address to the nation Thursday.

The daily, however, took a dig at the Indian government, saying while Islamabad was ready to make efforts to improve ties with New Delhi, there was no apparent attempt seen from the Indian side.

Khan shot to worldwide fame with on-field success and off-field flamboyance.

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf is considering inviting the leaders of the SAARC countries including Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his oath taking ceremony as the premier next month, a party official said on Tuesday.

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