Atleast seven parties across Pakistan have announced protests against alleged rigging in the general elections held on February 8.
Although the protests have not turned into sustained movements, they are slowly gathering steam and could become bigger in the coming days.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf workers have organised protests in multiple places, usually infront of RO offices.
The protests have taken place in multiple parts of Punjab, as well as Islamabad. The protest in Lahore was dispersed by the police with use of force.
PTI has also organised protests in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where its candidates were unsuccessful. One protest in [Shangla] turned violent and left three people dead.
Meanwhile, the Awami National Party has not announced any protests so far but has asked for all constituencies to be examined and has threatened that it could take to the streets if its demands are not met.
The party has also organised a protest in Karachi infront of the headquarters of the Election Commission of Pakistan.
Jamat-e-Islami and Jamiat-e-Ulema Fazl have organised protests in different parts of Karachi over rigging claims as well. Multiple roads in the city have been blocked due to the protest and the demonstrations could gather steam over the coming days.
The Grand Democratic Alliance announced on Monday that it would not take up its seats in the Sindh Assembly. The Alliance also announced a sit-in on February 16.
With some of the longest delayed results in the country, Balochistan is also seeing protests from a number of parties.
Protests have been announced by the Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, National Party, JUI-F, BNP-Mengal and PTI.
In an interesting twist, the Pakistan Peoples Party’s Balochistan leader Changez Khan Jamali has announced that protests as well. The PPP has not protested in any other part of the country.