Pakistan Election Result 2024 Live Updates: Imran Khan’s Allies Pose Tough Challenge to Sharif’s PML-N in Initial Seats/AFP
Pakistan Election Result 2024 Live Updates: Imran Khan’s Allies Pose Tough Challenge to Sharif’s PML-N in Initial Seats
The structure of the National Assembly, with 336 seats, involves 266 candidates elected through direct voting, and the remaining 70 seats are reserved. Among the reserved seats, 60 are designated for women and 10 for non-Muslims, allocated based on each party’s representation in the Assembly. A simple majority, requiring a minimum of 133 seats, is needed for a decisive outcome. However, there is speculation among many analysts that the election results may not produce a clear winner.
Pakistan election results 2024 LIVE: PML-N leaders pitch for alliance
Pakistan election results 2024 LIVE: “We aim to establish a strong alliance at the centre, ensuring representation from all provinces to strengthen the federation and Pakistan,” Azam Nazeer Tarar, former law minister and PML-N leader told reporter, reported Dawn.
Pakistan election results 2024 LIVE: Counting concludes, check the final tally here
Pakistan election results 2024 LIVE:
• Independent candidates affiliated with Imran Khan’s PTI secure 93 out of 265 National Assembly seats.
• Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N wins 75 seats in the National Assembly.
• Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) secures 53 seats in the National Assembly.
• Karachi-based Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) of Urdu-speaking people who migrated from India during partition, got 17 seats.
• Election to one seat was postponed after the death of a candidate.
11 Feb – 2:15 PM
Pakistan election results 2024 LIVE: Former federal minister Firdous Ashiq Awan and 10 others have been charged for disrupting the polling process and ‘slapping’ a policeman who was on security duty at a polling station in Sialkot on February 8, according to a Dawn report.
As per the filed FIR quoted by the Dawn, which was based on a complaint from Amjad Ali, an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Sialkot Sadar police station, the incident occurred while the complainant was performing election duties at the Government Boys High School Gana Kalan polling station on the voting day.
It further said that Firdous Ashiq Awan, a candidate of the Istehkam-i-Pakistan Party (IPP) from National Assembly Constituency NA-70, arrived at the polling station accompanied by her supporters and allegedly began unlawfully interfering in the polling process.
The complainant mentioned that when he requested the IPP leader to refrain from interfering in the polling process, she reportedly slapped him and used derogatory language against him, Dawn report added.
11 Feb -2:07 PM
Pakistan election results 2024 LIVE: President of the Pakistan Muslim League (N) Punjab, Rana Sanaullah, stated that independents in 5 National Assembly and 1 Punjab Assembly seats have decided to join Nawaz Sharif led PML-N.
11 Feb -2:00PM
Pakistan election results 2024 LIVE: Caretaker Information Minister Jan Achakzai addressed the media in Quetta, stating that the postponement of numerous election outcomes in Balochistan is attributed to logistical challenges, as reported by Dawn.
“When it’s freezing cold in some areas, it’s natural that results will be delayed because of logistical issues,” he said. “Even the election commission has said this.”
11 Feb – 1:30PM
Pakistan election results 2024 LIVE: PTI to launch protests in Manchester, Washington DC amid allegations of ‘election fraud’
Pakistan election results 2024 LIVE: Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) announced that it will launch protests in Manchester and Washington DC in the US against the ‘election fraud’ that led to delayed results of the general elections held on February 8.
The party’s official handle took to X on Sunday to announce the protests, stating that they will initiate protests in Washington DC on Sunday and in Manchester on Monday.
11 Feb -1:00PM
Pakistan election results 2024 LIVE: Re-polling in over 40 stations on February 15 amid ‘rigging’ claims
Pakistan election results 2024 LIVE: The Election Commission of Pakistan has directed re-polling in over 40 polling stations following accusations of rigging, Dawn reported The re-polling is scheduled to occur on February 15th.
According to an ECP spokesperson quoted by Dawn, re-polling will occur at 26 polling stations of NA-88 after reports emerged of a mob setting fire to polling materials at the returning officer’s office. This re-polling is scheduled for February 15.
Similarly, re-polling in PS-18, prompted by the alleged confiscation of polling materials by unidentified individuals, is also set for February 15.
Likewise, re-polling is planned for 25 polling stations of PK-90 due to damage inflicted on polling materials by terrorists, as stated by the ECP.
Additionally, the ECP has requested a report from the district regional officer within three days regarding the purported vandalism at one polling station of NA-242 (Karachi Keamari-I).
11 Feb -12:30PM
Pakistan election results 2024 LIVE: House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, a Republican member, has praised the extensive participation of Pakistanis in this week’s elections and affirmed the United States’ support for the Pakistani people’s right to a democratically elected government.
“I applaud the people of #Pakistan for widespread participation in this week’s elections. Free and fair elections are a fundamental cornerstone of any democracy and must be protected,” he wrote on X.
“Any allegations of corruption or fraud must be fully investigated, and those responsible must be held accountable. The United States supports the right of the Pakistani people to a democratically elected government that respects the rule of law and human rights,” he added.
11 Feb – 12:00PM
Pakistan election results 2024 LIVE: In response to allegations of rigging in the Pakistan general elections by independent candidates, General Syed Asim Munir, the country’s army chief, stated on Saturday that a unified government comprising all democratic forces, reflecting the diverse polity and pluralism, will serve the nation’s collective interests, as reported by The Express Tribune.
“Pakistan’s diverse polity and pluralism will be well-represented by a unified government of all democratic forces imbibed with national purpose. Elections and democracy are means to serve people of Pakistan and not ends in themselves,” the army chief said, as per the military’s media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The army chief emphasised the necessity of a stable government, highlighting the importance of transitioning away from divisive politics and polarisation, which he stated are not conducive to a progressive nation with a population of 250 million.
11 Feb – 11:00 AM
Pakistan election results 2024 LIVE: Amid the turmoil in Pakistan due to delayed election outcomes, emerging reports suggest that candidates associated with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) are either leading or securing victories. Allegations of electoral rigging have prompted some candidates to seek recourse through the courts.
According to ARY News, cited by news agency ANI, there are expectations of additional candidates approaching high courts in the coming days, alleging manipulation of votes. Additionally, independent candidates backed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have filed petitions in the Lahore High Court (LHC), challenging results in constituencies PP-164 and NA-118, where Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz, a father-son duo, emerged victorious.
11 Feb – 10:00 AM
PTI, facing delays in the announcement of results and having to field candidates as independents, has called for peaceful protests at 2 pm across the country to protect the sanctity of the vote. Additionally, PTI-backed independent candidates are approaching high courts, claiming rigged poll counts.
11 Feb -6:29 AM
Three independent candidates – Barrister Aqeel, Raja Khurram Nawaz, and Mian Khan Bugti – have joined Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N after winning in NA-54, 48, and 253 constituencies, respectively. #PakistanElection2024
Bilawal, PPP chairperson and former foreign minister, stated that there has been “no official conversation” with either PML-N or PTI regarding government formation. He emphasized the need to wait for all results and independent candidates’ decisions before engaging with other parties. Bilawal highlighted the importance of addressing political toxicity to effectively solve public problems. #PakistanElection2024
Pakistan Election Result 2024 Live: Protests erupt in PoK
A massive protest erupted in Muzaffarabad city in the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Saturday, where people protested against miserable living conditions in the region.
A noted political activist, Toqeer Gilani, accused Pakistan of “betraying” the people of PoK compelling them to live a “miserable life.” (PTI)
President Alvi highlighted the prolonged battle for Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), emphasizing their capacity for rapid and transparent election outcomes. He outlined the benefits of EVMs, including manual counting of paper ballots alongside electronic calculations, leading to quick availability and printing of total votes for each candidate within five minutes of poll closure. Expressing regret over the failed effort, involving over 50 meetings at the Presidency, to implement EVMs, he suggested that embracing electronic voting systems could have averted the current crisis of delayed and uncertain election results.
10 Feb -7:25PM
Sad to see victory snatched from @ImranKhanPTI & elections rigged in Pakistan. For the people of Kashmir, it’s reminiscent of the 1987 election followed by mass electoral fraud. Uncanny similarities between the crackdown on Jamaat leaders then & PTI now.
10 Feb – 6:20 PM
Independent candidates, supported by Imran Khan, have secured 100 seats according to the latest tally on the election commission’s website, surpassing PML-N with 72 seats and PPP with 54 seats.
10 Feb – 6:00 PM
Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf, led by Imran Khan, describes the nationwide disruption to X (formerly known as Twitter) as “absolutely shameful.” The party alleges that this action was taken after mobile services were closed on election day and claims that the disruption occurred because PTI was exposing election rigging.
10 Feb – 5:50 PM
Netblocks reports a nationwide disruption in Pakistan, specifically affecting X and Twitter. The incident coincides with political turmoil following a contentious election conducted amid an internet and mobile network blackout.
10 Feb -5:25 PM
According to PTI, a banner for independent candidates is expected to be announced within 24 hours. Zulfi Bukhari, a close aide to Imran Khan, expresses confidence in retaining the support of independents, highlighting their resilience despite challenges over the past 18 months. Independent candidates in Pakistan must affiliate with a party within 72 hours as per the law.
10 Feb – 5:15PM
In a press conference, PTI chairperson Barrister Gohar mentions that the decision on the next prime minister of Pakistan will be made by party founder Imran Khan. He emphasizes Imran Khan’s leadership, stating that he remains the leader regardless of being in jail or outside.
10 Feb – 5:10 PM
Ghulam Nabi Azad, president of the Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP), reflects on the general elections in Pakistan, expressing concern about the influence of the army on governance. Azad compares the democratic process in India favorably, highlighting the absence of military interference in electing representatives. He extends hopes that the people of Pakistan will experience democracy similar to India in the future.
10 Feb – 5:05PM
Pakistan Election Result 2024 Live Updates: What is the majority mark?
To form a government in Pakistan, a party must win 133 seats out of 265 in the National Assembly.
10 Feb – 4:55 PM
Pakistan President Arif Alvi highlights that the delay in election results could have been prevented with the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs). He reminisces about the extensive struggle for EVMs, emphasizing their capability to swiftly count paper ballots and provide electronic tallies. President Alvi expresses regret that despite significant efforts, the implementation of EVMs was hindered, lamenting the current crisis that could have been averted.
10 Feb – 4:45 PM
PTI leader Barrister Gohar Khan claims that candidates backed by his party are leading on 170 National Assembly seats out of the 265.
10 Feb – 4:25PM
Interim Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar anticipates the formation of a coalition government, stating that no single party appears poised to form the government independently.
10 Feb – 4:10PM
PTI leader Barrister Gohar Khan emphasizes that all institutions in Pakistan should respect the mandate given to their party. He warns of peaceful protests if complete poll results are not announced by tonight.
10 Feb -3:50PM
Imran Khan’s PTI Aims to Forge National Government After 2024 Election Triumph
In the aftermath of the 2024 elections in Pakistan, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is set to take a pivotal role in the political landscape. A senior aide to former PM Imran Khan conveyed to Reuters the party’s intention to attempt the formation of a national government, leveraging the majority of seats secured in the polls. The statement underlines PTI’s aspirations to play a central role in shaping the governance and policies of the nation.
10 Feb 2024, 03:26:32 PM IST
Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Respect public mandate given to PTI by people of Pakistan, says Imran Khan’s party
Independent candidates backed by Imran Khan’s party PTI won nearly 100 seats in the National Assembly.
10 Feb 2024, 03:26:32 PM IST
Pakistan Election Results 2024: Imran Khan’s aide warns if complete poll results are not announced by tonight….
Senior aide of Pakistan ex-PM Imran Khan said if complete poll results are not announced by tonight, we will hold peaceful protests tomorrow, Reuters reported.
10 Feb 3:27PM
The PML-N party emphasizes that Nawaz Sharif believes in delivering rather than blaming. They express the commitment to revive the halted development projects, focusing on essential aspects such as jobs, governance, and overall development.
Pakistan Election Result 2024 Live Updates: PTI-backed candidates from Islamabad challenge results in high court
PTI-backed candidates from two constituencies of Islamabad – NA-47 and NA-48 – have challenged election results in the Islamabad High Court, reports The Express Tribune.
The results were challenged by Shoaib Shaheen and Ali Bukhari, who have also requested for the plea to be heard today.
10 Feb 3:10PM
The Free and Fair Election Network, an independent watchdog, reports a voter turnout of about 47%, with approximately 60 million out of over 128 million registered voters casting their ballots in the 2024 elections. This turnout is lower than that recorded in the 2018 parliamentary polls. Official information from the Election Commission of Pakistan is awaited.
10 Feb 3:00PM
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), led by Bilawal Bhutto, has achieved a remarkable victory, winning 37 out of 39 National Assembly seats and 74 out of 83 Sindh Assembly seats in the interior Sindh, according to Geo News.
10 Feb 2:15PM
US Congress member Ilhan Omar is calling on the State Department to refrain from recognizing the results of the Pakistan election until credible, independent investigations are conducted into numerous allegations of misconduct.
10 Feb -1:45PM
Political leaders are condemning the attack on former National Assembly member Mohsin Dawar, emphasizing the need for an urgent inquiry into the incident. Bushra Gohar and Sardar Akhtar Mengal have expressed solidarity and concern for Dawar’s well-being.
10 Feb – 1:30 PM
There are reports of firing in North Waziristan, resulting in injuries to former MNA Mohsin Dawar. The incident occurred in Miranshah, and it follows a similar attack on his convoy over a month ago in the tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
10 Feb -12:55PM
The anti-terrorism court has granted bail to Imran Khan, the founder of PTI, and Shah Mahmood Qureshi in a case related to the May 9 incident.
10 Feb – 12:50PM
The Pakistan Foreign Ministry, in a statement, responded to international criticism, expressing surprise at the negative tone of certain countries and organizations. The statement highlighted the successful and peaceful conduct of elections, addressing security threats and emphasized that critical statements did not consider the complexity of the electoral process or acknowledge the enthusiastic participation of tens of millions of Pakistanis in exercising their right to vote.
10 Feb -12:30PM
Pakistan Tahreek e Insaf Tweet:
The preliminary observation report from @_FAFEN indicates that while polling stations were largely transparent, the integrity of the elections was compromised at the RO offices, which failed to release timely results, raising questions about the transparency of the electoral process.
10 Feb 12:05PM
Democrat and Human Rights Activist Asif Mehmood expressed on Twitter that despite attempts to manipulate the mandate of the people in the February 8 elections, there are plans to counter, including cutting down overseas Pakistani transactions, linking IMF loans to transparent democracy, and proposing a Congressional hearing on election rigging.
10 Feb 11:45AM
PTI chairman Gohar Khan, in a statement to Geo news, revealed that their internal tally suggests securing 150 seats, which falls short of the 169 seats needed for a majority in the 336-seat National Assembly. This indicates the potential for coalition discussions or alliances to form a government.
10 Feb -11:40AM
“We need to make sure that our country, the United States, does not recognize an illegitimate government in Pakistan.”
“Most of the people in Pakistan voted for Imran Khan… It looked like he had a landslide to return as prime minister.”
Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Neil Hawkins released a statement expressing condolences for the loss of life and regret for the imposed restrictions during the Pakistan elections. The statement emphasized Australia’s consistent call for a free, fair, inclusive, and credible election process in line with Pakistan’s Constitution and international obligations. While acknowledging the increased women voter registration and millions who participated, it regretted the restriction on choices as not all political parties were allowed to contest. Australia expressed support for a democratic, stable, and prosperous Pakistan committed to democratic principles, human rights, media freedoms, and freedom of expression.
10 Feb – 11:00AM
In the wake of independent candidates associated with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) securing numerous victories, the party is set to convene a meeting. This gathering, attended by PTI Chairman Barrister Gohar Khan, Asad Qaiser, Ali Muhammad Khan, and other key figures, aims to discuss potential alliances and address the formation of new central and provincial governments, as per PTI’s announcement on Friday. The PTI has asserted its capability to establish a government at the center, dismissing the possibility of forming an alliance with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
10 Feb -2023 – 11:10AM
As of the latest updates in the Pakistan Election Results 2024:
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly:
- PPP: 4 seats
- PTI-backed candidates: 79 seats
- PML-N: 5 seats
- PPP and PML-N: 9 seats
- PPP: 82 seats
- PTI-backed independent candidates: 12 seats
- PPP: 10 seats
- PTI-backed candidates: 116 seats
- PML-N: 134 seats
- PPP: 53 seats
- Independents backed by PTI: 97 seats
- PML-N: 73 seats
Please note that these numbers are subject to change as more results come in.
10 Feb – 10:32AM
Banana Republic Pakistan Army chief General Syed Asim Munir emphasized the need to move away from anarchy and polarization in politics.
He stated that elections and democracy are means to serve the people, and the nation requires stable hands and a healing touch to progress.
General Munir urged political leadership and their workers to rise above self-interests and work together in governing and serving the people.
He called for political maturity and unity among all political parties, emphasizing reflection on the country’s current status and its rightful place in the international community.
10 Feb – 10:32AM
Bannana Republic Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir has congratulated the nation for the successful completion of the 2024 general elections. In a statement, General Munir commended the caretaker government, Election Commission of Pakistan, political parties, and all the victorious candidates. He expressed appreciation for the free and unhindered participation of the Pakistani people, showcasing their commitment to democracy and the rule of law. The General also praised the role played by law enforcement agencies, national media, civil society, and the judiciary in ensuring the successful conduct of the largest electoral exercise in national history.
10 Feb – 10:32 AM
According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), independent candidates are currently leading in the National Assembly (NA) with 99 secured seats, while PML-N has attained 71 seats. The PPP has secured 53 seats in the NA, and MQM-P has secured 17. Moreover, PML-Q has won 3 seats thus far, while the IPP and JUI-F have secured 2 seats each. MWM, BNP, and PML-Z have each secured one seat.
10 Feb -10:30AM
Congresswoman Susi Lee tweets:
I join the @StateDept in calling for a full investigation into claims of interference or fraud in Pakistan’s recent elections.
This is another reminder that democracy is fragile and we must stand together to protect it here at home and abroad.
10 Feb – 10: 15AM
Pakistani political parties Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have forged an agreement to establish a coalition government at both the federal and provincial levels. PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif engaged with PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto and former president Asif Ali Zardari during a meeting, discussing plans for government formation and collaboration for the betterment of Pakistan. The meeting took place at the residence of Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi, indicating a spirit of cooperation moving forward.
Feb 10 – 10:00AM
US Senator Ben Cardin, head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has expressed his commitment to “addressing the issues that have a significant impact on the Pakistani populace,” including “advancing democracy and human rights within the nation.” He condemned the election overshadowed by actions preventing meaningful participation, particularly condemning the deadly bombings in Balochistan, emphasizing the need for investigation and holding perpetrators accountable. Senator Cardin looks forward to finding opportunities for the United States and Pakistan to advance shared goals of security, stability, and prosperity across South Asia.
Feb 10 – 9:35AM
According to Dawn News, Pakistan’s recent general elections resulted in a fractured mandate, with Independents supported by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) emerging as frontrunners. This development has sparked speculation about the possibility of Pakistan electing its first-ever Independent Prime Minister, given the country’s ongoing challenges, particularly on the economic front. Despite accusations of electoral misconduct leveled against the PTI, Independents backed by the party led by former Prime Minister Imran Khan were leading in numerous constituencies during the vote tally. In contrast to the prevailing trends, Nawaz Sharif, the leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), prematurely delivered a victory speech, expressing readiness to establish a coalition government. However, if the reported trends circulating in certain Pakistani media outlets and social media platforms remain consistent, Pakistan might be on the verge of forming a government composed largely of Independent candidates.
Feb 10: 9:12AM
Pakistan is entering a phase of political negotiations following the release of the final election results on Saturday, which revealed no clear majority but a notable performance by independent candidates allied with imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan. Despite facing obstacles such as a prolonged crackdown on campaigning that led their candidates to contest as independents, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) demonstrated resilience in Thursday’s election, challenging their main opponents, AFP reported. Amidst allegations of vote-rigging and prolonged delays in the announcement of results, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), supported by the military, claimed victory as the party with the highest number of seats. However, to establish a government, the party, led by three-time former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, will need to negotiate alliances with rival parties and independent candidates. Reports emerged late Friday of leaders from various parties converging in Lahore, the stronghold of PML-N, for discussions.
Feb -10 8:42AM
Nawaz Sharif stated on Friday, “Pakistan Muslim League is the single-largest party in the country today after the elections and it is our duty to bring this country out of the whirlpool. It would have been good if we had got a full mandate and emerged as the majority party and formed government, but even then, we would have invited other parties to join us and walk with us. But since we don’t have such a majority that we can form the government on our own, we will invite other allied parties that have been successful in the election to join us and jointly form a government and jointly get Pakistan out of its difficulties.”
Feb -10: 8:40AM
In an audio AI message, Imran Khan reassures supporters, saying, “You don’t have to be scared…Celebrate the win…Even after two years of massive oppression and injustice, we have won the 2024 election with full force.”
Feb -10 8:15AM
US Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin has echoed the State Department’s call for a thorough investigation into any claims of election interference or fraud in Pakistan. She emphasizes the importance of ensuring that the people of Pakistan have a free and fair opportunity to express their voices through the democratic process.
10 Feb – 7:30AM
The possibility of a political deadlock in Pakistan, especially with strong performances by independent candidates, has raised concerns about delays in reforms and foreign funding, leading to a sell-off in global bonds. Despite claims of victory by Nawaz Sharif, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) falls short of the required seats to independently form a government. The uncertain election results may contribute to further economic challenges for Pakistan, adding to concerns about the nation’s stability and economic outlook.
10 Feb -7:22AM
Pakistan’s recent general elections resulted in a divided mandate as independent candidates, supported by imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party, secured remarkable victories. Despite the perceived transparency of the elections, delays in result announcements fueled accusations of manipulation. As of 11 PM, the Election Commission of Pakistan reported independent candidates backed by Khan securing 49 seats, PML-N 42, and PPP 34 out of the 136 seats tabulated. However, Geo News recorded 237 seats counted, with independent candidates leading in 95, PML-N in 67, and PPP in 52. The situation emphasizes the complexity and uncertainty surrounding the electoral landscape.
10 Feb -7:30AM
The United States, Britain, and the European Union expressed concerns about Pakistan’s electoral process and urged a probe into reported irregularities following the vote on Thursday. The main contest was between Nawaz Sharif’s party and candidates backed by Imran Khan, both of whom separately declared victory. Elections were held for 265 seats in the National Assembly, with a political party needing 133 seats for a simple majority. The U.S. and the EU highlighted allegations of interference and arrests of activists, calling for a thorough investigation into claims of irregularities, interference, and fraud.
Feb 10 – 6:44AM
On Friday, both former Pakistani prime ministers and rivals, Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan, claimed victory in the elections, which have been marked by delayed results and militant assaults. Sharif’s party secured the most seats by a single party, while supporters of the imprisoned Khan, running as independents, clinched the highest number of seats overall. Sharif announced his party’s intention to engage with other factions to establish a coalition government, acknowledging the failure to secure a clear majority independently. This announcement followed more than 24 hours since polling concluded on Thursday.
9 Feb -11:20PM
Nawaz Sharif Extends Olive Branch to India in Victory Speech
In a subtle yet significant gesture, former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif conveyed an indirect goodwill message to India during his victory speech. The 74-year-old leader, whose Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) emerged as the technically largest party in the National Assembly, expressed a commitment to improving relations with neighboring countries. Sharif emphasized the importance of resolving all issues with neighbors and fostering better ties with the world, hinting at a diplomatic approach underlining his party’s vision.
Nawaz Sharif Secures Victory in Lahore’s NA-130 (9 Feb -10:43PM)
In a closely contested election, PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif emerged victorious on the NA-130 seat from Lahore. The provisional results released by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) indicate Sharif securing 179,310 votes. This victory highlights the political dynamics and competitive spirit in Lahore during the 2024 elections.
9 Feb – 10:08 PM
PTI-backed candidate Mohammad Bashir Khan secures victory in the NA-6 seat from Lower Dir with 81,060 votes, as reported by the provisional results released by the election commission.
9 Feb – 9:58PM
PTI leader Asad Qaiser has mentioned that his party is actively working towards forming the government in the Federation, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and a decision is expected tomorrow.
9 Feb -9:43PM
Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has shifted his approach, expressing his intention to form a coalition government after his party trailed independent candidates supported by his rival Imran Khan in the parliamentary election results.
9 Feb – 9:31PM
PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari reaches Lahore and is expected to meet PML-N leadership to discuss the formation of the government, following PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif’s proposal for a unity government at the Centre.
09 Feb 2024 09:14 PM
PTI-backed candidate Naseem Ali Shah secures victory in Bannu’s NA-39, garnering 148,097 votes according to the Pakistan Election Commission.
09 Feb 2024 09:14 PM
Tragically, two individuals lost their lives in northwest Pakistan during a clash between police and supporters of ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan, marking the first confirmed fatalities amid the contentious election count.
Human Rights council tweeted.
Eminent Pak Journalist Kamran Khan says, “The United States Govt and the European Union have joined us in questioning the credibility of Yesterday’s elections in Pakistan. Meanwhile Nawaz Sharif can continue with his ” defeat celebration”
Additional Deputy commissioner of a District resigned raising concerns on military establishment Interference
Pakistan Election Result 2024 Live: Latest winners as per Election Commission results (12:36PM)
Pakistan Election Result 2024 Live: Here are the latest winners according to a Dawn report citing Election Commission results.
• PTI leader Gohar Ali Khan secures victory in NA-10, Buner, with 110,023 votes. ANP’s Abdul Rauf trails in second place with 30,302 votes.
• Asad Qaiser, PTI leader, emerges victorious in NA-19, Swabi, with 115,635 votes. JUI-F’s Fazal Ali secures second place with 45,567 votes.
• PPP’s Khalid Ahmed Khan Lund wins NA-198 in Ghotki with 120,259 votes. Independent candidate Abdul Haque Alias Mian Mitha follows closely in second place with 90,629 votes.
• PML-N’s Syed Sajid Mehdi clinches victory in NA-157, Vehari-II, with 99,332 votes. PTI-backed candidate Sabeen Safdar comes in second with 79,996 votes.
• Independent candidate Muhammad Raza Hayat Hiraj secures victory in NA-144, Khanewal-I, with 118,999 votes. Another independent candidate, Syed Abid Hussain Imam, follows in second place with 78,296 votes
Live Updates: Pakistan Election Results 2024
Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) party has secured victory in 17 out of the 51 seats where counting has been completed, according to the election commission’s website. The ongoing results provide insights into the outcomes of both provincial and central candidates in the recently held elections. Stay tuned for more updates as the counting process unfolds.
Pakistan Election Results 2024 Live: Early Pakistan vote results show Sharif has the edge
In early election results, former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s party holds a slight lead, with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announcing 47 results for the 265 contested seats in the National Assembly. The Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), led by Sharif, won 17 seats, while supporters of jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan secured 14 seats. The Pakistan Peoples Party, led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, won 12 seats. The remaining seats were distributed among small parties or non-aligned independents. Imran Khan’s party, PTI, was barred from the election, and his supporters contested as independents. Analysts predict a potential lack of a clear winner in the election, adding to the challenges facing the country amid economic struggles and rising militant violence in a politically divided environment.
PTI Official tweeted regarding the suprising result
Pakistan Election Results 2024 Live: PML-N’s Hamza Shehbaz wins Lahore’s NA-118
Hamza Shehbaz from PML-N emerged victorious in Lahore-II’s NA-118 constituency with 105,960 votes, as per the official results declared by the Pakistan Election Commission.
Pakistan Election Results 2024 Live: 11:53 AM IST
PML-N’s Sardar Ayaz Sadiq wins Lahore’s NA-120
Muslim League(N) leader Sardar Ayaz Sadiq emerged victorious in the NA-120 constituency in Lahore.
09 Feb 2024, 11:50 AM IST
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif secured victory in the Lahore seat, NA-130, during the national election. Sharif, representing PML-N, garnered 171,024 votes, as projected by broadcaster Geo News.
09 Feb 2024, 11:31 AM IST
Independent candidates supported by former Prime Minister Imran Khan have secured victory in 21 out of 50 seats, based on the current results of Pakistan’s national elections. As the counting process unfolds, these candidates play a significant role in shaping the political landscape, and the outcome remains critical for a simple majority in parliament.
09 Feb 2024, 11:30 AM IST
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and former Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif achieved victory in the National Assembly from Lahore’s NA-123 constituency, securing 63,953 votes. The Election Commission of Pakistan reported that PML-N has won four seats in the National Assembly, according to initial reports. Shehbaz Sharif’s success in the election represents a significant development as the counting process continues.
Fri, 09 Feb 2024 11:24 AM
Former Supreme court judge, Markandey katiju said, “First thing which new PTI govt must do is to sack Gen Munir & corrupt army generals & Qazi Faez Isa & corrupt judges”
Fri, 09 Feb 2024 11:16 AM
Pakistan’s Independent Journalist Aneela Khalid says, “Result Delayed is Result Triggered”
Fri, 09 Feb 2024 11:14 AM
Pakistan Stock Exchange’s KSE-100 index faced a significant drop of over 2,300 points, as reported, in response to the prolonged delay in the release of election results.
The trade volume dipped to 61,781.76, reflecting a decrease of 2,356 points from the previous day’s close. However, there was a partial recovery, reaching 62,562.80 by 9:47 am.
The market’s volatility indicates the impact of the election-related uncertainties on investor sentiment.
Renowned Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir took in urdu to Twitter, expressing dissatisfaction with the Election Commission’s failure to deliver timely results. Despite 18 hours passing since the polls closed at 5:00 pm yesterday, the complete election results were not disclosed. The Election Commission was expected to release results by 10:00 am today, and its perceived failure raises concerns about Pakistan’s global reputation. #Election2024
10:37:42 AM IST, 09 February 2024
Defence Expert Qamar Agha highlights the surprising outcome of the elections, emphasizing the continued dominance of Imran Khan’s supporters despite arrests of key leaders. Agha also expresses concerns about a leaderless Pakistan and the challenges posed by the serious economic crisis.
9 Feb – 10:58 AM
Here are the latest winners in the Pakistan Election 2024, as announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan:
- Rana Mubashir Iqbal (PML-N) secures victory in NA-124 Lahore (VIII) with 55,387 votes.
- Chaudhry Salik Hussain (PML-Q) emerges victorious in NA-64 Gujrat III with 105,205 votes.
- Qaisara Elahi, backed by PTI, secures the second position in NA-64 Gujrat III with 80,946 votes.
- Muhammad Atif, supported by PTI, wins NA-22 Mardan II with 114,748 votes.
- Chaudhry Salik Hussain (PML-Q) clinches victory in PP-32 Gujrat-VI with 55,615 votes.
9 Feb – 10:56AM
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9 Feb -10:54AM
Human Rights council of Pakistan demands immediate resignation of Election Commissioner Sikander Sultan Raja
9 Feb -10:44AM
PTI Chairman Barrister Gohar won the contest
9 Feb -10:35AM
Pakistan’s Interior Minister has mentioned that the delay in election results is due to a “lack of connectivity.” The precautions taken for foolproof security are attributed to this connectivity issue. Protocols ensuring the safety of the election process are comprehensive and time-consuming. The situation is now deemed satisfactory, and the results are expected to continue. #Election2024
9 Feb -10:12 AM
The general elections in Pakistan have concluded amid allegations of rigging and the shutdown of cellular and internet services. The initial outcomes were released after a significant delay, raising concerns about the integrity of the vote. The accusations of electoral manipulation, isolated incidents of violence, and a nationwide mobile phone blackout have added to the challenges in Pakistan’s political landscape. The situation remains dynamic as official results are still being awaited.
Pakistan Stock Exchange down below by 2300 points, trading 62,436.
Pakistan Human Rights Council Raises Alarm Over Alleged Electoral Manipulation and Intimidation, worst abuse of public mandate.
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This is the biggest robbery in the history of Pakistan! Pakistaniyo, they aren’t just stealing your vote, they are stealing your future!
9 Feb – 9:59AM
A Pakistani Journalist covering politics has tweeted the video in which it can be seen how the boxes were thrown as part of massive rigging.
9 Feb – 9:51AM
According to unofficial results cited by Bloomberg, PTI has claimed a “shocking victory,” leading in more than 150 seats. In response, PTI urged Nawaz Sharif to “accept the defeat” and gain credibility as a democrat. Both major parties, PTI and PML-N, have declared victory based on unofficial results. It’s important to note that the official counting is still underway by the Election Commission of Pakistan.
09 Feb 2024, 09:49 AM IST
As per early trends reported by Pakistan media, PTI-supported candidates, including Shoaib Shaheen in Islamabad’s NA-47 and Waseem Qadir in Lahore’s NA-121, have shown a good performance. However, delays in announcing results have sparked speculations of alleged rigging, as reported by The Express Tribune. PTI-backed independent candidates, Muhammad Abdul Salam and Sultan Room, have also secured victories in their respective seats according to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
9 Feb – 9:44 AM
Pakistan election result: Results of assembly seats announced
Sources said so far only 12 National Assembly seats have been announced officially, according to which, the seat distribution is as follows
PTI – 5 seats
PMLN – 4 seats
PPP – 3 seats
9 Feb – 9:40AM
Marriyum Aurangzeb of PML-N expresses confidence that the party will form the government at both the federal and Punjab levels. She mentions that the results are still coming in, and despite difficulties due to the unavailability of mobile and internet services, PML-N’s position is strong. Aurangzeb anticipates a new era of public service for the party.
9 Feb -9:38AM
Chairman PTI Barrister Gohar expresses confidence that PTI will form governments in Punjab, KP, and at the Federal level. He asserts that any attempt to change results overnight will be thwarted and not accepted by the people of Pakistan or local and international observers and media.
Pakistan Elections 2024: HRCP Demand Immediate Restoration of Internet, Mobile Services : Also Read: Pakistan Election Result 2024 Live Updates
9 Feb -9:22 AM ___Key Highlights
- Shehbaz Sharif from PML-N secured victory in the NA-123 seat.
- Independent candidates backed by PTI won in five parliamentary seats.
- PPP, led by Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, claimed three seats.
- Delays in announcing results were attributed to an “internet issue” by the ECP.
- PTI encouraged people to remove WiFi passwords to facilitate internet access.
- The counting process is ongoing, with expectations of a clearer picture by early Friday.
9 Feb – 9:18AM
PTI, in a statement on X, strongly asserts that the mandate of the people of Pakistan is being stolen, emphasizing a record turnout on polling day and claiming victory by a landslide in independent results. They stress the importance of Form 45s as the primary source of election results at the lowest level and raise concerns about manipulation using Form 47 by returning officers. The situation remains tense, and the allegations of irregularities are being highlighted on various platforms.
9 Feb 9:06AM
As the Pakistan Election results face delays in the vote-counting process, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) alleges mass rigging. PTI claims that despite pre-poll rigging and oppression, independent results show them winning by a landslide. They argue that Form 45s, which tabulate votes at each polling station, reveal a clear mandate for PTI, but there are concerns about manipulation using Form 47 by returning officers. The situation is unfolding, and allegations of irregularities continue to surface.
In a significant electoral development, Sardar Muhammad Bakhsh Khan Mahar of the Pakistan People’s Party has secured victory in the PS-20 Ghotki constituency with 87,431 votes. The Election Commission of Pakistan confirmed this outcome, and the delay in result announcements was attributed to an “internet issue” by Zafar Iqbal, the special secretary at the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The political landscape is primarily shaped by major parties like PML-N, PTI, and PPP, with key contests between candidates supported by Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif. A clearer picture is expected as the counting process continues.
9 Feb -9:01AM
Pakistan Election Result 2024 Live: Imran Khan’s PTI wins 5 seats, Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N claims 4, and PPP secure 3 so far
Pakistan Election Result 2024 Live Updates: According to reports citing the results from the Election Commission of Pakistan, here are the number of seats won by three major parties in the general election, for which voting took place on Thursday,
- Jailed Imran Khan’s PTI wins five seats so far
- Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N wins four seats
- Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari’s PPP wins three seats
9 Feb 8:42AM
In the latest update from the Pakistan Election Results, Fazal Muhammad Khan, supported by Imran Khan’s PTI, has won the NA-25 (Charsadda II) seat, securing 100,713 votes, as reported by Dawn citing the election commission results. Awami National Party’s Aimal Wali Khan secured second place with a total of 67,876 votes, according to the Election Commission of Pakistan.
9 Feb 8:29AM
In the latest update from the Pakistan Election Results, Nazeer Ahmed Bughio, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) candidate, has won the NA-195 (Larkana) seat with a total of 133,830 votes, as reported by Dawn citing Election Commission results. Safdar Ali Abbasi from the Grand Democratic Alliance secured second place with 48,893 votes.
Former Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi shares his thoughts on the general election via X, stating, “The people of Pakistan have spoken, loudly and clearly; any attempt to manipulate their mandate will result in unsustainable chaos.
The heat of the electoral process has passed; it is time to allow the country to heal.” Abbasi urges political leaders, including Nawaz Sharif, Asif Ali Zardari, Imran Khan, Maulana Fazal ur Rehman, to rise above petty politics and collaborate to address the significant challenges the country is facing.
09 Feb- 8:41AM
US Congress lawmakers have condemned the use of political violence, cell phone service shutdowns, and restrictions on freedom of expression in Pakistan amid the counting of votes. Congresswoman Dina Titus emphasized the importance of free and fair elections as a cornerstone of a functioning democracy. In a post on X, she condemned political violence and restrictions on freedom of expression in Pakistan, urging officials to adhere to the rule of law.
09 Feb -8:15am
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed concern about violence and the suspension of mobile communications services on election day in Pakistan. The statement from Guterres’ spokesperson highlighted the need for a calm atmosphere and urged political leaders and society segments to refrain from violence and actions that could escalate tensions. The UN emphasized the importance of respecting human rights and the rule of law and encouraged candidates and supporters to resolve any disputes through established legal procedures. The general election in Pakistan faced challenges with militant attacks and a delay in indicating a clear leader after voting closed.
09 Feb – 08:11 AM
Imran Khan, the founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), claimed victory as the counting of votes was underway for the general elections held in Pakistan. Despite being in jail, Imran Khan asserted that the people demonstrated their resolve to elect his party by turning out in large numbers to vote. He emphasized the importance of protecting ‘Form 45,’ the Statement of the Count by the Election Commission of Pakistan, to safeguard the people’s mandate. Imran Khan expressed confidence in his victory, stating, “no force can defeat an idea whose time has come.”
9 Feb – 8:09 AM
Independent candidates associated with jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan were surpassing expectations in Pakistan’s election, according to unofficial tallies by local TV channels. Imran Khan’s party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was barred from contesting the election as a bloc, but independent candidates, many endorsed by PTI, were leading in numerous constituencies. Despite the slow release of official results, concerns about a potential fix arose. By 6 am (0100 GMT), more than 13 hours after polling stations closed, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had announced just eight National Assembly results, with three seats going to PTI-linked candidates.
9 Feb 8:04AM
The latest updates from the Pakistan Election Results indicate that Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has won four seats, while Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has claimed four seats. Additionally, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has secured two seats so far, according to reports from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
9 Feb 7:36 am
Here are the latest winners from various parties in the Pakistan Election:
- Independent candidates Muhammad Abdul Salam and Sultan Room, supported by PTI, emerge victorious in PK-58 Mardan and PK-9 Swat.
- Faisal Khan, representing PML-N, secures victory in PK-52 Swabi IV with 42,269 votes.
- Makhdoom Jameel-uz-Zaman, the PPP candidate, wins NA-216 Matiari with 124,536 votes.
The Election Commission of Pakistan has reported these results, as per Dawn.
9 Feb 7:14
In the ongoing Pakistan Election 2024, Basharat Raja, a candidate backed by Imran Khan’s PTI, alleges a discrepancy between the results in Form 45 and Form 47 for Rawalpindi’s NA-55 constituency. In a video shared on X, Raja claims a 50,000 vote lead and asserts that his opponent “did not win from any polling station in the entire constituency.” Meanwhile, PPP’s Makhdoom Jameel-uz-Zaman wins in NA-216 Matiari, and PML-N’s Sardar Ghulam Abbas secures NA-59 Talagang-cum-Chakwal, according to the Election Commission of Pakistan.
09 Feb – 07:00 AM
The United States condemned election-related violence and internet shutdowns on voting day in Pakistan, expressing concern about restrictions on the exercise of freedom of expression in the country. The principal deputy spokesperson of the US State Department, Vedant Patel, stated that the future leadership of Pakistan is for the Pakistani people to decide, and the US strongly condemns all instances of election-related violence. Patel emphasized that such violence affected various political parties, polling stations, election officers, and the Election Commission. The US is tracking reports of restrictions on internet and cell phone access across Pakistan on polling day.
9 Feb – 7:32AM
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) released the initial results of the 2024 elections early on Friday, more than 10 hours after the voting concluded. The announcement came amid accusations of electoral manipulation, isolated violence incidents, and a nationwide mobile phone blackout. Zafar Iqbal, the Special Secretary of the ECP, revealed the first results during a press briefing in Islamabad around 3 am on Friday.
Independent candidates associated with jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan were outperforming expectations in Pakistan’s election, according to local TV tallies. Imran Khan’s party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was prohibited from contesting the election as a bloc, but unofficial tallies by local TV channels indicated that independent candidates, including many endorsed by PTI, were leading in numerous constituencies. The slow release of official results raised concerns about a potential fix. By 6 am (0100 GMT), over 13 hours after polling stations closed, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had announced just eight National Assembly results, with three seats going to PTI-linked candidates.
9 Feb -7:19 AM
Independent candidates linked to jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan appeared to be heading to victory in Pakistan’s election, according to local media tallies. Imran Khan’s party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was prohibited from contesting the election as a bloc, but unofficial tallies by local TV channels indicated that independent candidates, including many endorsed by PTI, were leading in numerous constituencies. The first two official results, both going to PTI candidates, were announced more than 11 hours after polling ended, sparking concerns of a fix.
09 Feb -7:08AM
At least four policemen on election duty were killed in a terror attack near a polling station in the Kulachi area of Dera Ismail Khan district in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region. The attack involved unidentified gunmen setting off a bomb and then opening fire at the vehicle assigned for election security. Six others were injured in the incident. The targeted vehicle was stationed in the jurisdiction of the Kalachi police station in Dera Ismail Khan, and the policemen were deployed for the security of the Graha Aslam polling station.
09 Feb – 6:07AM
The vote count in Pakistan’s general election faced unusual delays, potentially attributed to the government’s decision to suspend mobile services. Even 12 hours after polls closed, no results on national parliament seats had been announced. Pakistan is dealing with an economic crisis and escalating militant violence in a politically divided environment.
Election Results Preview
The parliamentary elections in Pakistan on Thursday faced escalating militant attacks and allegations of electoral misconduct, raising concerns about the vote’s integrity and the potential formation of a coalition government due to deep political divisions.
Mobile phone services were suspended across Pakistan on Thursday, citing the need to maintain order amid anticipated unrest surrounding the contentious polls.
Approximately 18,000 candidates competed for seats in the national and four provincial assemblies. Forty-four political parties vied for seats in the National Assembly, where 266 seats were contested, with an additional 70 seats reserved for women and minorities.
Elections were postponed in one national and three provincial assembly constituencies due to the deaths of contesting candidates. These include NA-8 (Bajaur), PK-22 (Bajaur), PK-91 (Kohat), and PP-266 (Rahim Yar Khan). Voters elsewhere cast two votes each for the two assemblies.
The newly elected parliament will select a prime minister. If no single party secures a majority, the party with the largest portion of assembly seats can form a coalition government. The incoming government faces challenges such as managing internal unrest, addressing a severe economic crisis, and tackling illegal migration, with soaring inflation, a depreciating rupee, and a significant balance of payments deficit hindering industrial expansion.
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