Pakistan’s latest election results have left Christians in the country feeling afraid. Officials announced on Friday that the former cricket star Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party had won 114 of the 269 seats being contested in the National Assembly.
Millions of people in the world’s second-largest Muslim nation are preparing to head to the polls next week for national parliamentary elections. A record number of 11,855 candidates are vying for 849 seats in Pakistan’s general elections. More than a hundred political parties are taking part in the 2018 elections. Among them, an unprecedented number of Islamic extremists and sectarian groups, some with ties to Al Qaeda and terror-related violence.
The proposal of the coalition of the radical Islamic parties in Pakistan aroused the opposition of the Christians and of some Mussulmans in the country. The extremists want to impose the Sharía in Pakistan. The alliance of three regional parties intends to impose this new law if they come to power on the 25th July.