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    “Imran Khan Leads in Close Pakistan Election as Nawaz Sharif Receives Military Support”

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    In a closely watched electoral race, former Prime Minister Imran Khan has emerged with a lead in Pakistan’s general elections, despite being in jail and barred from contesting. The results, which come amidst economic turmoil and political instability, have left the country facing a hung verdict, sparking days of intense political maneuvering.

    Here are the key updates on the Pakistan election results:

    1. Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-Insaf (PTI) party, despite falling short of the majority mark, secured significant attention as independent candidates supporting PTI won 101 seats in the assembly.
    2. However, PTI still lagged behind by 32 seats required to form a government independently.
    3. The final results, announced after nearly 60 hours of delay, attributed to internet issues hindering the transmission of results from polling stations.
    4. Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League (N), backed by the Army and initially favored to win, secured 73 seats, while Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) won 54 seats.
    5. Both Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif declared victory, heightening uncertainty over the formation of the next government amidst pressing economic challenges.
    6. The strong performance of independent candidates aligned with Imran Khan underscores his enduring popularity among Pakistan’s populace, grappling with soaring inflation and economic hardships.
    7. Allegations of electoral fraud have emerged, with several independent candidates backed by PTI moving the high court. More candidates are expected to follow suit in the coming days.
    8. PTI has initiated nationwide protests over the prolonged delay in result announcements, demanding timely release of complete election outcomes.
    9. PTI chairman Gohar Khan urged all institutions to respect the party’s mandate, warning of peaceful protests if results were not disclosed promptly.
    10. In an effort to thwart Imran Khan’s bid for the top office, Nawaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto are exploring options for collaboration, although their combined strength remains insufficient to secure a majority.

    The outcome of the Pakistan elections reflects a nation grappling with political uncertainty and economic challenges, as rival factions vie for power amidst allegations of electoral irregularities. As the country navigates this turbulent period, the formation of a stable government remains paramount to addressing pressing socio-economic issues and restoring stability.

    Sources By Agencies

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