No Majority, But Nawaz Sharif Claims ‘Victory’ In Pakistan Polls; Check Who Are Leading
Islamabad: Former Prime Minister Imran Khan may be smiling even as he is lodged in jail, thanks to emerging results of the national elections in Pakistan.
Independent candidates backed by Imran’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party have won the most number of National Assembly seats (88) of the 217 results declared so far by the country’s election commission, reported Aljazeera.com.
However, another former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif claimed ‘victory’ despite his party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) having got lesser seats (61).
“We don’t have the majority to form a government on our own. So we will invite other parties to form the government. I have assigned this duty to Shehbaz Sharif,” PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif said.
Nawaz said he respects the mandate of the public, but added that he wants to “heal” the country and active steps need to be taken to help the nation come out of its current crisis for which all institutions should together play a positive role.
Bilawal Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has garnered 50 seats.
With results of 48 seats still to come, no party will reach the majority mark of 132.