3 days to Pakistan elections, bomb kills PTI politician

24 Juillet, 2018, 07:28 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Elections 2018       by Asma Malik | Published

His guard and driver were killed in the attack, Dera Ismail Khan DPO Manzoor Afridi told reporters.

Pakistani cricketer turned politician Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice), speaks to supporters.

In the three weeks leading to the vote, at least 179 people have been killed in attacks across the country, but mainly focused on the western Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces.

The six-year-old case was related to the supply of ephedrine to a drug smuggler.

"I am not a political person. but Imran Khan, I would have loved to play under. great leader and would do well for Pakistan if given the opportunity", Jones tweeted.

He was elected through a by-election on the Dera Ismail Khan PK-67 seat, after it was vacated following the death of his brother Law Minister Israrulah Gandapur in a suicide attack.

The prime minister-designate of Pakistan's Muslim League party pledges to emulate Mahathir in developing Pakistan. Rights defenders have long accused the ISI of kidnapping and torturing rights activists, journalists and dissenting voices.

3 days to Pakistan elections, bomb kills PTI politician

But the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) warned there were "ample grounds to doubt" the legitimacy of the elections and criticised "blatant, aggressive and unabashed attempts to manipulate the outcome of the upcoming elections".

Pakistan's army has said it will deploy more than 370,000 troops on polling day - around five times as many as for the 2013 poll when the country's security was generally considered to be much worse.

He is widely believed to have returned to Pakistan despite the charges against him to rally his party in the run up to the country's general elections.

The group also claimed forces are actively working to help the election of former cricketer Imran Khan, leader of PTI who is allegedly close to the military.

"It was in your leadership skip @ImrankhanPTI that we became world champions in 1992".

The Pakistan Peoples Party of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari - son of murdered premier Benazir Bhutto - could become kingmaker by forming a coalition with one of its rivals.

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