Twitter Can’t Look Away as Imran Khan Set to Sweep Pakistan Polls
Tweeple made sure to add an asterisk to every twist and turn of this nail-biting Pakistan election.
The keenly-watched Pakistan general elections is nearing its end, with Imran Khan all set to become the Prime Minister of the fifth-most populous country in the world.
Amid a controversial election, that saw PML-N accuse Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) of rigging the elections, Twitter has become the stage for concerns, celebrations and everything in between.
“Naya Pakistan Zindabad”
Imran Khan’s supporters took over Twitter, hailing the dawn of his promised “new Pakistan”.
Twitter Cries Foul About Military, ECP Intervention
Imran is seen as the Army’s man in Islamabad, and on Election Day (25 July), murmurs about the Election Commission of Pakistan allegedly backing PTI grew louder.
Political opponents alleged that their representatives were kicked out of polling booths while polling was on. Tweeple made sure to add an asterisk to every twist and turn of this election.
...But the Observers Gave a Clean Chit
In Review, and the Rear-view Mirror
Some commentators chose to congratulate Pakistan on holding a successful democratic election, and focused on some positive takeaways from the overall process.
There were also a few Twitter users who remembered Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s promise, a few years ago, that he would visit Pakistan if Imran Khan became the PM.
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