Terrorists Attack Pakistan as Imran Khan Leads in Election

Imran Khan
Imran Khan

Pakistan experienced a massive terrorist attack Wednesday – the day of general election – that left at least 31 dead and many others injured.

Initial reports suggest that the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed the responsibility of the suicide attack at a polling station in Quetta.

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attack in Pakistan. According to an official UN statement, Mr. Guterres extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Pakistan.

The statement added that the United Nations stands in solidarity with and supports the efforts of the Government of Pakistan in the fight against terrorism.

Meanwhile, according to the unofficial election result, former cricketer Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is leading in the election.

However, the opposition party PML-N of former prime minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif – who was jailed on corruption charges – has refused to accept the election result, saying the polling was rigged.

Imran Khan condemned the terrorist attack and urged Pakistanis to defeat the terrorists’ design by coming out in strength to cast their vote.

Photo courtesy: Imran Khan / PTI

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