Aleema Khan believes her brother impressed a revolution in Pakistan from behind bars on 8 February – delivered by younger folks and girls who got here out in opposition to the percentages.
At her house in Lahore she stated the main target is now on profitable again these seats they imagine have been unfairly taken from them via alleged vote rigging.
She stated attorneys had visited Imran Khan and that he “sent out a very clear instruction that you have to go out, protest outside the returning offices and recover your seats. The ones that have been stolen.”
The authorities insists the elections have been each truthful and profitable. But she firmly believes Pakistan has seen widespread voter fraud.
“It wasn’t Imran Khan’s vote that they took away”, she advised me.
“They took away the right of 15 million people to recognise the symbol. That bat was a symbol that 15 million people who are illiterate recognise their candidate with.”
The cricket bat was the image of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) get together, banned simply earlier than the election.
PTI-backed independents gained probably the most seats within the election, however not a majority.
And it was the trailing get together of Nawaz Sharif, the person many thought the army wished to run the nation, who first claimed victory.
He is now making an attempt to do a cope with his opponents, rejecting any claims of fraud by his get together. But Mrs Khan says her brother should not compromise.
“I can’t speak for my brother right now, but I’ll speak for myself,” she stated.
“I would be so upset if you go and sit with people who were participants in the abuse, the human rights abuse, the women, the way they were abused, the homes that were broken into, the children that were threatened.
“I might by no means anticipate them to be supported.”
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Mr Sharif was the first to come out and claim victory saying his party was the largest party and that Pakistan doesn’t have the space for a fight.
Mrs Khan says Mr Sharif’s return to Pakistan from exile and the presumption some had within the institution that he might take energy once more so simply, is an “insult to Pakistanis”.
She believes independents have a two-thirds majority and the proper to control.
The official outcomes to this point do not present that. But they’re being challenged within the courts.
The subsequent few days might be filled with horse-trading. But Mrs Khan believes there was a seismic change on this election, no matter authorities is finally fashioned.
The will of the folks, she says, can now not be ignored.