PTI ready to form Pakistan’s next govt
Islamabad, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has secured the most number of seats in National Assembly of Pakistan, thus ready to form next government in the country.
Director of the Election Commission of Pakistan Nadeem Qasim while talking to the media persons said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf has secured 114 seats in the National Assembly followed by Pakistan Muslim League (N) 63, Pakistan Peoples Party PPP 43, independents 14, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal 11, MQM 6, Pakistan Muslim League-Q 5 and two each by Balochistan National Party and the Grand Democratic Alliance.
He said that Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced results on eight hundred and thirty two seats of National and four provincial assemblies.
The National Assembly is a democratically elected body consisting of a total of 342 members who are referred to as Members of the National Assembly (MNAs), of which 272 are directly elected members and 70 reserved seats for women and religious minorities. A political party must secure 137 seats to obtain and preserve a majority.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan is elected from the National Assembly.
Director ECP said eight results are awaited from the far flung areas of Balochistan.
He said as regards position in Punjab Assembly, he said that the PML (N) is leading the tally with one hundred and twenty seven seats followed by PTI 123, independents 29, PML seven, PPPP 6, and one each by Balochistan Awami Party, Pakistan Muslim League (F) and Pakistan Awami Raj.
As for Sindh assembly, the PPPP is leading the tally with seventy four seats, PTI twenty two, MQM Pakistan 16, Grand Democratic Alliance eleven, and two each by independents and Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf is leading in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly with sixty seven seats followed by MMA ten, Awami National Party six and five each by independents and Pakistan Muslim League (N).
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency – IRNA