Counting of votes for the general elections in Pakistan continues. As Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-backed candidates are leading in the vote count, speculation is rife across the country as to who will become the next Prime Minister of Pakistan. These things are coming at a time when Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif has already claimed victory in the February 8 general elections. Meanwhile, the Election Commission of Pakistan is being criticized for the delay in announcing the results of the general elections, while former PM and founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Saturday announced ‘Vijay’ in his AI. Speech’ and also claimed victory in the general elections.
Till now no party has absolute majority
Amidst the fractured mandate in the election results so far in Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif also announced his intention to form a joint government with the help of his former allies – Pakistan People’s Party, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (Pakistan). Is of. Regarding this, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari met in Lahore on Friday. The meeting took place soon after Nawaz Sharif declared victory in the general elections held a day earlier and urged his allies to form a coalition government.
Two prominent politicians from these two different parties have declared victory in the general elections, although the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has not yet released the final vote results. Let us tell you that Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi was unable to vote because she was convicted and arrested after the postal voting process was completed.
So will the command go into the hands of the army?
Pakistan is dominated by the military and keeping this in mind, if any political party or alliance fails to get an absolute majority, the power will fall into the hands of the Pakistan Army to decide on the election of the new leadership of the country.
Pakistan-based news agency Dawn, citing sources, reported that former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and other political leaders who are currently in jail had cast their votes through postal ballot from Adiala jail. Other leaders who managed to vote through mail include former Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, former Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid and former Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry.
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