Pakistan elections: Who is Imran Khan?

Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has promised a ‘new Pakistan’ that is free of corruption [Anjum Naveed/AP]
(Al Jazeera Online) – The outspoken cricketer-turned-politician, Imran Khan, is seeking to become Pakistan’s next prime minister.

Contesting its third elections, Khan’s opposition party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) is poised to make inroads at the country’s general elections on Wednesday.

On Thursday, Khan declared victory in the elections as the PTI continued to extend its lead with almost half the votes counted.

He has appealed to the masses, especially the younger generation, with his campaign slogan of creating a “new Pakistan” and rooting out corruption.

“We will run Pakistan like it’s never been run before,” said Khan during his speech.

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