Punjab rule: PTI in lead with 140 seats after joining of MPAs-elect
PTI has claimed that the party enjoys support of independents in Punjab
LAHORE (Dunya News) – In the battle to gain support of MPAs-elect for Punjab rule, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is leading with 140 seats as more independents have announced to join the party.
At least 149 seats are required to form government in Punjab. PML-N had secured 129 seats and PTI had taken 123 seats in recently held general elections. However, the count for PTI has escalated to 134 after its leaders managed to convince the independent MPAs-elect.
Ajmal Cheema and Malik Umar Farooq from Faisalabad, Abdul Hayee from Muzaffarabad, Raja Sagheer, Syed Ahsan Shah and Salman Naeem met PTI Chief Imran Khan in Bani Gala.
Meanwhile, PTI’s Naeem-ul-Haque had also claimed that the party enjoys support of independents in Punjab and the PML-N will have to sit on the opposition benches in the provincial assembly.
He said the people fully expressed their opinion in the general elections. He said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf has emerged as the second largest party in Sindh province.
On the other hand, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), while refusing to support PML-N, also shook hands with PTI.
ECP announces final results
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had announced final results of all the constituencies of the national and provincial assemblies, more than 56 hours after the conclusion of voting for the 2018 General Elections in the country.
Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party has won 116 of the 270 National Assembly seats, emerging as the largest political party in the country. The PML-N grabbed 64 seats, while the PPP is in third place with 43 National Assembly seats.
Similarly, Mutahida Majlis Amal (MMA) secured 12 seats and Pakistan Muslim League (Q), Balochistan Natioanl Party, Mutahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan, and Balochistan Awami Party has secured 4, 03, 06, and 04 seat respectively.
Awami National Party (ANP) has won one seat, Awami Muslim League (AML), Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaniyat and Jamhoori Wattan Party (JWP) have also grabbed one NA seat each.
Fourteen independent candidates have also remained successful in their constituencies. They are likely to play an important role in formation of the federal government.
General Election 2018
On Wednesday, millions of Pakistanis voted to elect a new government and prime minister in a peaceful elections held in free, fair and transparent manner.
Around 800,000 police and military forces were stationed at more than 85,000 polling stations across the country as the voting took place.
Wednesday’s election was only the second democratic transition of power in Pakistan’s 70-year coup-studded history.
Pakistan is a country of approximately 207 million people, out of which the number of registered voters are about 106 million.
The voting for the Pakistan election, which took place between 8:00 am local time (8:30 am IST) and 6:00 pm (6:30 pm IST), saw more than 3,000 candidates contesting for 272 general seats of the National Assembly, while some 8,000 candidates ran for 577 general seats of the four provincial assemblies - Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan.