Pakistan General Election 2024: Voting for general elections took place on 8 February 2024 amid violence in Pakistan. The Election Commission has started announcing the results today (9 February 2024), 12 hours after voting. Till the latest update, PML-N led by Nawaz Sharif has won 2 seats, while independent candidates have won 2 seats.
According to Pakistani newspaper Dawn, candidates supported by PTI led by jailed former PM Imran Khan have won 4 seats. Whereas PPP led by Bilawal Zardari Bhutto has so far won 1 seat.
Quoting Pakistan Election Commission, a Pakistani daily newspaper has shared the information and said that former PM Shahbaz Sharif has won from his seat. Sharif was contesting from NA 123 constituency of Lahore in the general elections. Here he has defeated his opposition leader by 63,953 votes.
Imran Khan’s influence is visible in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Their independent candidates have won 3 out of 4 seats from here. In the initial trends, PTI is leading than other parties.
Voting took place on Thursday for the general elections in Pakistan. After this, political experts believed that there is every possibility of Nawaz Sharif returning as Prime Minister of Pakistan, but PTI seems to be facing a tough challenge from him.
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi believes that if any kind of manipulation takes place during the results then it will spread to the polity.
According to the Constitution of Pakistan, the party that captures 133 seats will form the government. If initial trends are to be believed, PML-N is leading on 293 seats. There itself Imran Khan The candidates are leading on 115 seats. Bilawal Bhutto’s PPP is leading on 130 seats.
After the completion of the voting process, Haroon Shinwari, a senior official of the Election Commission of Pakistan, told Al Jazeera that the results in urban areas would start coming after 10 pm. According to the official, there may be a delay in the results in remote and rural areas.
Voting has taken place for 266 out of 336 seats of the National Assembly in Pakistan. Out of these, the voting process could not be completed due to the death of a candidate on one seat.