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Imran’s party set to form new govt in Pakistan

Imran’s party set to form new govt in Pakistan

Jul 26, 2018 - 09:33

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, the Pakistaninfo-icon Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is poised to form governments in Islamabad and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Preliminary results from 47 percent of polling stations show PTI is leading on 114 National Assembly seats, followed by the Pakistan Muslim League with 64.

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is set to win 42 National Assembly sears. Voter turnout in the general election was estimated between 50 and 55 percent.

In Punjab, initial results from 50 percent of polling stations show PML-N is leading on 129 provincial seats, with PTI on course to win 122 berths.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PTI is leading on 64 seats The Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) has bagged 12 seats, based on calculation from 35 percent of polling stations.

The preliminary results from 37pc polling stations in Sindh show PPP-P leading on 75 seats, followed by PTI on 22 seats.

In Balochistan, the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) has emerged as the largest party with 12 provincial seats, followed by Balochistan National Party (BNP) with 9 berths.

PML-N chief Shahbaz Sharif rejected the poll results. He tweeted his party did not accept the results due to massive irregularities. “Votes were counted in the absence of our polling agents.”

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also tweeted: "My candidates have been complaining that polling agents have been thrown out of polling stations across the country. Inexcusable and outrageous."

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