Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif
There is an uproar in Pakistan regarding the general elections. The eyes of all countries are fixed on this election. Even after three days, the picture of all the election results is still not clear. Results have been declared for 257 out of 265 National Assembly seats. In which PTI and its supported candidates are ahead with 100 seats, Nawaz Sharif’s party Pakistan Muslim League-N is second with 73 seats, and Bilawal Ali Zardari’s party PPP has won 54 seats. Apart from this, Muttahida Qaumi Movement has won 17 seats.
No party has got absolute majority in the general elections. Even before the elections, it was expected that PML-N would once again form the government in Pakistan and Nawaz Sharif would once again be in power in the country. But in the results so far, Nawaz Sharif’s party remained at second position. After which Nawaz Sharif staked claim to form the government.
Preparation for alliance of PML-N and PPP
Nawaz Sharif says that even though his party did not get absolute majority in the elections, PML-N has emerged as the largest party. Sharif also thanked the people for their support. Meanwhile, there is news that Nawaz Sharif can form the government with Bilawal Ali Bhutto’s party PPP. Talks are going on between the two parties regarding this.
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PTI’s nationwide demonstration
Meanwhile, Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has announced nationwide protests regarding election rigging. It is being told that a meeting of the core committee of the party was held. In which the election results and further strategy were discussed. PTI chief Gohar Ali Khan has also accused the Election Commission of failing to perform its constitutional role in declaring the results on time.
Last Saturday, PTI had given an ultimatum to the Election Commission to declare the election results by night. Despite this, the situation still remains the same. PTI said that in seats where results have not been declared, party workers and its supporters will protest outside the office of the returning officer on Sunday. PTI claims that the party had Form 45 proof of polling stations. Which shows that its supported candidates had won but the Returning Officer declared them unsuccessful.
Re-polling in some places on February 15
The Election Commission of Pakistan has ordered re-election in some places on February 8 regarding rigging in the elections. Re-election will be held on February 15 in 25 polling stations of NA-88 (Khushab II), PS-18 (Ghotki I) and PK-90 (Kohat I). Apart from this, the ECP has sought a report within three days from the District Regional Officer regarding the alleged vandalism at a polling booth in NA-242.