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Young Pakistani first-time voter pins hope on Imran Khan in general election

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was removed from office by the Supreme Court last year and sentenced this month to 10 years in prison for corruption.

Although Imran’s family has supported Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) “for generations”, Imran, along with many other youths, says they will vote for cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), who is hoping his anti-corruption message will propel him to power.

“We hope that he wins so that he improves the education sector, he improves health and puts an end to corruption and terrorism. I hope that he does not disappoint the youth. Fingers crossed!” Imran said.

The majority of Khan’s supporters are young people under 35, who make up nearly half of the 97 million registered voters in the country.

National polls indicate a close race between the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, with the Pakistan Peoples Party in third place.

Young Pakistani first-time voter pins hope on Imran Khan in general election

Young Pakistani first-time voter pins hope on Imran Khan in general electionTwenty-year-old medical student, Rumeena Imran, will be casting a vote for the first time in her life on July 25, as Pakistan holds its general election, marking only the country's second-ever democratic transition of power.Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was removed from office by the Supreme Court last year and sentenced this month to 10 years in prison for corruption.Although Imran's family has supported Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) "for generations", Imran, along with many other youths, says they will vote for cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), who is hoping his anti-corruption message will propel him to power."We hope that he wins so that he improves the education sector, he improves health and puts an end to corruption and terrorism. I hope that he does not disappoint the youth. Fingers crossed!" Imran said.The majority of Khan's supporters are young people under 35, who make up nearly half of the 97 million registered voters in the country.National polls indicate a close race between the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, with the Pakistan Peoples Party in third place.

Posted by NTV Houston on Saturday, July 21, 2018

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