Pakistan's opposition parties protest alleged vote fraud

Hundreds of supporters of Pakistani opposition parties take part in a rally in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Pakistan's opposition parties have held a rally in the capital calling for the head of the elections oversight body to step down following allegations of fraud and irregularities in last month's elections. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's opposition parties have held a rally in the capital calling for the head of the elections oversight body to step down following allegations of fraud and irregularities in last month's elections.

Wednesday's protest, involving hundreds of supporters, came hours after the caretaker government said it would try to transfer power on August 14, when nation celebrates Independence Day. Imran Khan, a former cricket star whose party won the most votes, is expected to be the next prime minister.

Khan's opponents say the military intervened in the July 25 elections on his behalf, allegations denied by the army. Khan has vowed to investigate the charges.

A European Union team that monitored the balloting has said the election results were largely credible.

Must Read

Sri Lanka in charge in Bangladesh after day 1 of...

Feb 8, 2018

Sri Lanka has begun the second test against Bangladesh with the upper hand, finishing the first day...

Egypt has a new hero: Liverpool striker Mohammed...

Oct 9, 2017

Liverpool striker Mohammed Salah scored a pair of goals to send Egypt to the World Cup in Russia

Salah's success offers hope in Egypt to fans and...

Jan 4, 2018

Success of Liverpool star Mohamed Salah offers hope in Egypt to fans and authorities

Being a soccer fan in Egypt is a risky, even...

Apr 16, 2018

Being a soccer fan in Egypt has been a dangerous, sometimes even deadly, passion for years, but...

WORLD CUP: Salah can rouse Egypt after 28-year...

Apr 24, 2018

Egypt is in Group A at the World Cup alongside host Russia, Uruguay and Saudi Arabia

About Us

Get all the up-to-date breaking news about politics, business, entertainment, sports, lifestyles, weather, traffic, and local news in a seamless digital environment only in Morning Dispatcher.

Contact us: sales[at]morningdispatcher.com

Subscribe Now!

Quick Links

HomePress