Counting of votes continues in Pakistan
Counting of votes continues in Pakistan. Imran supported candidates are moving towards a big victory in the National Assembly elections. Leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) are leading in 150 out of 266 seats. Meanwhile, his supporters have started celebrating with fireworks. However, there is a delay in declaring the official results. It is being told that the Election Commission of Pakistan is blaming the suspension of mobile services for the delay in the results. Meanwhile, the slow counting has given rise to widespread speculation of possible manipulation and political theatrics may be seen.
The first result has been declared from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where PTI supported independent candidates have been declared victorious on 2 seats of the provincial assembly. At the same time, PLM-N chief and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appears to be in trouble. He is facing tough competition in both Lahore and Mansehra seats. After a tough fight in the general elections, Nawaz Sharif has left the party headquarters and has not even addressed the workers.
Pakistan Election Result LIVE Updates:
- According to the Election Commission of Pakistan, former Prime Minister and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif has won from Lahore. He got 63,953 votes.
- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Barrister Gauhar Ali Khan has claimed that the party is leading in more than 150 National Assembly seats. After today's victory, the party will form the government at the Center and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
After the initial trend, there is a wave of happiness among the supporters of Imran Khan. PTI supporters have come out on the streets in Faisalabad. The Election Commission of Pakistan has instructed the returning officers to declare the results within half an hour of counting of votes, otherwise they will have to face action. Also, the US State Department is concerned about the elections and says that it is concerned about freedom of expression. Apart from this, the head of the United States is also keeping an eye on the elections. The General Secretary appealed to all sections to maintain 'peaceful atmosphere'.
At the time of elections, there was tremendous protest in Balochistan of Pakistan. Protestors burnt ballot boxes in Konshakalat. There was fierce protest at a booth in Tagran Abad of Kech district. The candidate's gunmen opened fire in the air.
Voting will be cast on how many seats?
The number of seats in the National Assembly of Pakistan is 336. Of these, voting is conducted on 266 seats and 169 seats are required for majority. At the same time, 60 seats are reserved for women, while 10 seats have been reserved for non-Muslims. The highest number of seats in Pakistan is in Punjab province, where there are 141 seats. After this, Sindh has 61 seats and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has 45 seats. Apart from this, there are 16 seats in Balochistan and only three seats in Islamabad.