The Election Commission of Pakistan announced the official election results on Sunday, revealing that independent candidates affiliated with former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party secured the highest number of seats in parliament. With 102 seats won by independents, a significant portion are aligned with Khan’s PTI.
Following closely behind, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) party, led by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, secured 73 seats, while the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) won 54 seats. However, none of the major parties managed to secure the necessary 169 seats for a majority, leaving the formation of the government uncertain.
The announcement comes after a highly contentious election marked by violence and allegations of poll rigging. In response to perceived irregularities, PTI has called for protests outside polling offices in constituencies where election results were reportedly “withheld and delayed.”
The situation remains tense, with Islamabad implementing Section 144 to prevent illegal assemblies and activities. As developments unfold, this story will be updated accordingly.