Formation of Punjab govt: PTI claims to meet required seat target in next 12 hours

Dunya News

He has said that four more members will join PTI.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) central information secretary Fawad Chaudhry claimed on Monday that they will succeed to gain the required number of seats for formation of government in Punjab in next 12 hours.

Currently, PTI enjoys the support of 134 members while eight members of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) have also announced to side with them. Fawad has said that four more members will join PTI while the party is in contact with two others.

The name of Punjab Chief Minister will also be announced once the required target is achieved, he added.

While refusing to support PML-N, PM-Q also shook hands with PTI. The decision was taken after a high-level meeting headed by Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain.

It was said in the meeting that Pakistan Muslim league-Nawaz (PML-N) always contacted to gain benefit. “We are the allies of PTI and this alliance will be further strengthened. We will support PTI in Punjab and centre.

Sources privy to development stated that PML-N had contacted PML-Q through former speaker National Assembly (NA) Ayaz Sadiq and had offered key offices in the would-be coalition government.

On the other hand, six more MPA-elects have joined ranks of Imran Khan, thus strengthening his position in Punjab with a lead of 134 seats.

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.