PM Modi congratulates Imran Khan

Elections agency says Imran Khan won Pakistan's election, but needs a coalition

Pakistan election marred by allegations of election rigging

Ghulam Sarwar Khan of Taxila has also won two NA seats by defeating former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and he will also have to vacate one seat. He met with representatives of other losing parties to decide on a protest strategy.

Naeem ul Haq, a spokesperson of Imran Khan, told media on Friday that they had successfully got the required numbers to get the simple majority in the house.

A European Union team monitored the balloting and its leader Michael Gahler said, "Overall, the election results are credible".

India's foreign affairs ministry did not directly comment on Khan's call for talks, but said it welcomed that "the people of Pakistan have reposed their faith in democracy through general elections".

He added later: "The credibility or the legitimacy of this process, that is for the people of Pakistan". In Pakistan there are many smaller parties and independents, holding around 50 assembly seats.

Mr. Khan wants to retain his hometown seat where he received a whopping 162,499 votes.

PM Modi is likely to be invited to Pakistan on August 11.

Both Khan and the military deny colluding with each other.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Monday that any potential International Monetary Fund bailout for Pakistan's new government should not provide funds to pay off Chinese lenders.

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In his speech, the 65-year-old Khan vowed to wipe out corruption, strengthen institutions he called dysfunctional and regain national pride by developing worldwide relationships based on respect and equality.

Khan's party also appears to succeeded in wresting control of the local assembly in Pakistan's biggest province, Punjab, from the Sharifs.

It further stated that Modi had advocated a more active approach.

Heather Nauert, spokeswoman for the US State Department, said Washington agreed with the EU's observation that "positive changes to the legal framework for elections in Pakistan" were eclipsed by "restrictions on freedom of expression and unequal campaign opportunities".

It was after these calculations that the PTI leadership has now chose to reach out to other smaller groups and independents since the party has already declared that it will not join hands with the PPP and the PML-N, the daily said.

Meanwhile, three major political parties including Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party on Monday announced they would form a grand opposition in parliament.

For the last 35 years, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), an ethnic Muhajir party, has ruled Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, with an iron fist.

"We have the mandate to form governments in the Centre and Punjab", he reiterated.

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