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Supporters of Pakistan's cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan, head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) party, cheer as fireworks go off as they celebrate in Lahore early July 26, 2018,  as voting closed in general elections.
One of the main candidates in Pakistan's election, Shahbaz Sharif, rejected the results of the poll as counting was still underway, alleging "blatant" rigging. "It's such a blatant rigging that everyone has started crying. Today what they have done has pushed Pakistan back 30 years... We reject this result," Sharif, who leads the incumbent Pakistan Mu

PTI supporters celebrate imminent victory

People take to streets in cities across the country.
Updated Jul 26, 2018 10:30am

The Election Commission of Pakistan is yet to announce the official results of general elections 2018, however, PTI supporters are already celebrating in cities across the country, including Lahore, Islamabad, Multan, Karachi, and Rawalpindi, with fireworks, dancing and reports of celebratory gunfire.

“Imran is honest. He is a cool leader,” first-time voter Ammar Haider, 20, told AFP at a street celebration in Islamabad.

Imran Khan's supporter celebrate on a street in Islamabad. —AFP
Imran Khan's supporter celebrate on a street in Islamabad. —AFP

PTI supporters ride on vehicles in a convoy as they celebrate in Rawalpindi. —AFP
PTI supporters ride on vehicles in a convoy as they celebrate in Rawalpindi. —AFP

PTI supporters celebrate following the announcement of projected unofficial results indicating their candidates' success in the elections in Islamabad. —AP
PTI supporters celebrate following the announcement of projected unofficial results indicating their candidates' success in the elections in Islamabad. —AP

PTI supporters celebrate in Islamabad. —AFP
PTI supporters celebrate in Islamabad. —AFP

PTI supporters dance as they celebrate in Lahore. —AFP
PTI supporters dance as they celebrate in Lahore. —AFP

PTI supporters cheer as fireworks go off as they celebrate in Lahore. —AFP
PTI supporters cheer as fireworks go off as they celebrate in Lahore. —AFP