The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the main contender to the formerly governing Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), is leading with a majority of seats in the general elections, according to unofficial and unverified poll results.
Celebratory messages have begun to pour in for the star cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan whose party is winning a majority of NA seats to form the government at the Centre as he is poised to become prime minister.
Indian cricket coach Kapil Dev felicitating the PTI chief said: “First of all I would like to present my heartiest congratulations to Imran Khan. This is a huge achievement. What Imran Khan did in terms of cricket is a minute thing in front of the nation. It took him 25 years to reach this point. He has this idea of leadership and I hope that this achievement of his takes Pakistan towards betterment.”
Congrat PTI and @ImranKhanPTI on a truly historic victory! The 22 yr old struggle has finally paid off & deservedly. Pakistanis have a lot of expectations from u I really hope u lead from the front! I request all opposing parties& media to accept the result and help rebuild
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) July 26, 2018
Who could be a bigger and better example of a leader than Imran Khan, who as a super star had the world at his feet and yet elbow greased for 22 years to work for his objective and vision..he’s special and we are proud to have him as our Prime Minister..
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) July 26, 2018
This is the result of 22 years of conviction , relentless efforts , determination and not giving up!
Congratulations @ImranKhanPTI You have done it!!!#PrimeMinisterImranKhan #NayaPakistan #ElectionPakistan2018Results
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) July 26, 2018
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) July 26, 2018