26 July :-Polling concludes on Wednesday in the neighboring country of Pakistan for the general elections. Soon after the polling ended, the counting of votes began in the whole country. By late night, Pakistani Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the largest party in trends. However, the Hong Kong Assembly of Pakistan is still going to be formed.
In the trends that have come so far, 122, PML (N) 60, PPP is going on 35 seats. Apart from this, other candidates are going forward in 58 seats. Trends in 267 seats in 272 seats have come up so far. Shahbah Sharif of PML (N), Bilawal Bhutto of PPP, Fazal ur Rehman of MMA, Siraj-ul-Haq of Jamaat-e-Islami have lost their seats in the elections.
Need 137 seats to form the government
There are a total of 342 members in the National Assembly of Pakistan, 272 of whom are elected directly whereas the remaining 60 seats are reserved for women and 10 seats for religious minorities. Parties with more than 5% votes in the general elections can send their representatives according to the proportional representation on these reserved seats. However, at present a party can create a government on its own when it gets 137 seats.
According to the Pakistan Election Commission, 3,459 candidates contested for 272 General Assembly seats in the National Assembly. 8,396 candidates have tried their luck for 577 General Seats of 4 provincial assemblies – Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
Imran will become PM?
According to Imran’s opponents, his party has the support of the army and intelligence organization ‘Inter-Services Intelligence’ (ISI), due to which it is said that he has a slight edge against his opponents. Khan claims that he will make the ‘new Pakistan’ by defeating the traditional political parties of the country so far.