Pakistan Elections: Tough fight in early results

Feb 09, Kathmandu- In Pakistan's elections, Imran Khan, Nawaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto's parties have seen a fierce battle.

According to the latest results released by the Election Commission, there is a tough competition between Imran Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Bilawal Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). They continue to fight each other.

According to the election results announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan on Friday afternoon, the candidates of Imran Khan's and Bhutto's parties have won 22/22 seats. The party of Nawaz Sharif won 18 seats.

PTI's Central Secretary Rahuf Hasan has claimed that his candidate is leading in 125 seats. "Looking at the current situation, we are in a position to lead the central government with at least four provinces," he said in X.

Many predicted that Imran Khan's party would lose and Nawaz Sharif's party would win. Because Imran Khan was in jail and his party PTI was banned from contesting elections, predictions were made that the party led by Nawaz Sharif would win the elections in many places. Some candidates of Imran Khan's party PTI are in jail. They contested the election in captivity.

Imran Khan's candidates were ahead in the initial trend of the counting which started after the end of the voting. The preliminary results that are now being published have surprised the voters themselves. After Nawaz Sharif's party fell behind, media reports are being published that the results are being delayed. But it has not been confirmed whether this is true or just a coincidence. However, the Election Commission has directed the polling officers to publish the results of the vote quickly. Activists have taken to the streets and continued their protest, demanding that possible fraud in the counting of votes be stopped and that the results should be announced soon.