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Imran renews call for fair polls after PTI’s landslide victory over PML-N in Punjab


The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) saw its victory in Sunday’s by-elections in Punjab as an endorsement of its demand for fresh elections in the country, with the party Chairman Imran Khan reiterating that “fair polls” were only way forward.

However, the former prime minister again called the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) “totally biased”, saying that new elections must be held under a credible ECP. He warned that any other path would only lead to greater political uncertainty and further economic chaos.

PTI’s resounding victory had not just jolted the ruling alliance, led by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) but also dented its hopes of completing the remaining constitutional tenure in the Centre.read more