Who is real winner of Pakistan polls 2024?

New Delhi | Updated: 10 February, 2024 8:43 pm IST
Imran Khan, Nawaz Sharif or Bilawal Bhutto – who's the real winner of Pakistan polls 2024?

NEW DELHI: While the result of the Pakistan general elections 2024 remains in question, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have come to terms to form a coalition government at both the federal and Punjab province levels. This arrangement stems from a meeting between Shehbaz Sharif of the PML-N and Bilawal Bhutto, along with former President Asif Ali Zardari of the PPP, during which they deliberated on cooperation for the advancement of Pakistan, according to Geo News.

Meanwhile, Pakistan finds itself in a state of political deliberation following the release of election results. Although lacking a clear majority, the outcomes highlighted the commendable performance of independent candidates allied with imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party. Despite facing challenges such as a crackdown on campaigning and the necessity for candidates to run independently, PTI managed to pose a significant challenge to its main competitors in the Thursday election.

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Nevertheless, following extended delays in result announcements, the army-supported PML-N declared victory as the party securing the highest number of seats, amid accusations of vote-rigging involving the military establishment.

Latest Updates On Pakistan Election Results 2024:

1. Both former Prime Ministers Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan claimed victory on Friday.

2. According to the Free and Fair Election Network, approximately 100 successful candidates are independents, with almost all but eight receiving support from Imran Khan’s PTI party.

3. Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N secured 71 seats, while Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari’s PPP obtained 53.

4. Pakistan’s army chief Asim Munir extended congratulations to the nation for the “successful execution” of the elections, underscoring the need for “stable hands” to steer away from political turmoil.

5. The Chief of Army Staff expressed hopes that the elections would bring political and economic stability, fostering peace and prosperity for Pakistan.

6. The US, Britain, and the European Union voiced concerns about Pakistan’s electoral procedures, urging investigations into reported irregularities.

7. Pakistan’s foreign office defended the election process, asserting its successful conduct.

8. Nawaz Sharif announced plans for PML-N to initiate discussions with other groups to establish a coalition government.

9. Despite being in jail, Imran Khan conveyed a message via AI, refuting Nawaz Sharif’s claims of victory and rallying supporters to celebrate what he deemed a victory against the odds.

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