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Pakistan parliament hangs, mulls ‘these’ options to form government | leader

Leader Online Desk : Election results in Pakistan are becoming clear now. No single party has been given a clear majority by the people. Due to this, Parliament is in a hung state. Independent candidates supporting Imran Khan won more than 90 seats. Nawaz Sharif’s party is second with 72 seats. ( Pakistan Election Results 2024 ) Independent candidates supporting former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan have started the movement to establish power.

Pakistan Election Results 2024 : No party has a clear majority

The National Assembly of Pakistan has a total of 336 seats. Elections were held on 265 seats out of them. The election on one seat has been postponed while the result of one seat has been rejected due to irregularities. Voting will be held here again on February 15. Remaining 70 seats are reserved. A majority in 134 seats is required to form the government. Two of the three parties Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) are required to seek each other’s help to form the new government.

Candidates supporting Imran Khan’s party have the highest number of seats

The Election Commission of Pakistan has so far announced the results of 255 out of 265 seats. According to the current figures, candidates supporting former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have won more than 90 National Assembly seats. It is followed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) with 73, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) with 54, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) with 17 and other small parties have also shown their presence. Both Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif have claimed victory in the elections.

Pakistan Election Results 2024: Sharif’s movements begin

After hinting at a hung parliament, Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has started strong moves to form a government. Pakistan Army is also believed to be supporting them. He has announced that his party is ready to join hands with the independents to bring Pakistan out of the political crisis. PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and his father Asif Ali Zardari held separate meetings with Nawaz Sharif and his brother Shehbaz to form a joint alliance. In this regard, a leader of Sharif’s party said, “Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif had a meeting at Jati Umrah in which they discussed forming a coalition government in Islamabad. It is also reported that Shehbaz Sharif called JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and MQM chief Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui to discuss the possibility of forming a coalition government.

Supporters of Imran Khan party also aim to form the government

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan is currently in Adiala Jail after being convicted in a corruption case. A senior aide of the jailed Imran Khan has said that his party’s supporters are also considering forming the government. Imran Khan has also appealed to his supporters to protest peacefully if the final election results are not announced.

Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-Insaf (PTI) party chairman Gohar Khan, who also acts as Imran Khan’s lawyer, has called on “all institutions” in Pakistan to respect his party’s mandate. PTI’s Central Information Secretary Rauf Hasan said that most of the elected candidates could not meet in person. Negotiations were underway with potential coalition partners if the PTI-backed independents won the remaining seats. There were talks with parties like PML(Q). The party was earlier an ally in the PTI government.

‘PPP’ is also insisting for the post of Prime Minister

Senior leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Khurshid Shah has said that his party will not accept Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister. Bilawal Zardari (son of former Prime Minister of Pakistan late Benazir Bhutto) will be his party’s prime ministerial candidate if a coalition government is formed in Pakistan. Meanwhile, Nawaz Sharif’s brother and former prime minister Shehbaz Sharif is also believed to be the army’s first choice as prime minister.

Impossible to form government in Pakistan without our party: Bilawal

Former Foreign Minister and PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto said to ‘Geo News’ that it is not possible to form a government in Pakistan without our party. But it is not possible to say whose government will be. Results for all seats are not out yet. At present, PPP has not decided to form an alliance with PML-N, PTI or any other party. We are currently in contact with a few independents. However, no independent party supporting ‘PTI’ has yet contacted us, he also clarified. PPP has made me the prime ministerial candidate. He also clarified that if any changes are to be made in this regard, a decision will be taken only after a meeting with the party.

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