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Pakistan Election Results 2024 Highlights: PPP, PML-N agree in principle to save country from 'political instability'

Pakistan Election Results 2024 Highlights: In Pakistan, political parties are racing for government in the country after polls were held earlier this week. Here are all the updates on what's happening and who's forming the new government in the crisis-hit country. 

Pakistan Election Results 2024 Highlights: Supporters of imprisoned Pakistan's Former Prime Minister Imran Khan and Jamaat-e-Islami party chant slogans during a protest against the delaying result of the parliamentary election by Pakistan Election Commission, in Karachi, Pakistan. (AP)Premium
Pakistan Election Results 2024 Highlights: Supporters of imprisoned Pakistan's Former Prime Minister Imran Khan and Jamaat-e-Islami party chant slogans during a protest against the delaying result of the parliamentary election by Pakistan Election Commission, in Karachi, Pakistan. (AP)

Pakistan Election Results 2024 Highlights: Nawaz and his brother Shehbaz Sharif's party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have agreed to form a coalition government in the Centre and Punjab, Geo TV reported on Saturday. 

Meanwhile, candidates backed by the party of jailed Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan plan to form a government, a senior aide to the former prime minister said on Saturday. Khan was granted bail in 12 cases linked to the May 9 attacks on military installations on Saturday.

Elections were held for 265 seats in the national assembly and a political party needs 133 seats for a simple majority. Voting in Pakistan concluded at 5 pm on Thursday amidst escalating militant attacks and allegations of electoral misconduct. After the parliamentary polls, 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.

Check all the Pakistan Election Results 2024 Live Updates here on LiveMint.

11 Feb 2024, 06:27:32 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: PTI-backed Independents move courts alleging rigged poll counts

Amid the upheavel in Pakistan over delayed election results, with some reports putting Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidates in the lead or winning, many moved courts alleging that their defeat was a result of 'rigging,' ARY news reported on Saturday.

According to the report, several more candidates could be moving high courts over the next few days alleging that the votes were rigged.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-affiliated Independent candidates, too, moved to the Lahore High Court (LHC), challenging the results of the PP-164 and NA-118, where father-son duo Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz secured victory.

11 Feb 2024, 06:17:16 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: ‘Diverse policy will be well represented by unified govt’, Pak army chief amid rigging charges

Amid rigging allegations in the Pakistan general elections by Independents, the country's army chief General Syed Asim Munir on Saturday said the diverse polity and pluralism will be "well-represented by a unified government of all democratic forces" imbibed with national purpose, The Express Tribune reported.

"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).

11 Feb 2024, 06:07:12 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: PTI to hold nationwide protest amid delay in poll results

Amid the delay in the publication of Pakistan's election results, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has given a call for a nationwide protest on Sunday to protect the sanctity of the vote as independent candidates are in the lead with 100 seats, ARY News reported.

According to the report, the decision comes after the party's core committee meeting was held and it was announced to hold 'peaceful protests' across the country tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. to protect the sanctity of the vote.

10 Feb 2024, 11:09:23 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Imran Khan's party says it aims to form government

Candidates backed by the party of jailed Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan plan to form a government, a senior aide to the former prime minister was quoted by Reuters as saying on Saturday. He also urged supporters to peacefully protest if final election results are not released. 

Meanwhile, PTI chairman Barrister Gohar, addressing a press conference, said party founder Imran Khan will decide who will be the next prime minister of Pakistan. “Who will be the next prime minister, Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi sb will decide," he was quoted by the Express Tribune as saying.

10 Feb 2024, 11:01:06 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Nawaz Sharif's PML-N holds party meeting on govt formation

Former Prime Minister and president of Pakistan Muslim League (N) Shehbaz Sharif held the meeting. Senator Ishaq Dar, Khawaja Saad Rafiq, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Maryam Aurangzeb, Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan, Senator Azam Nazir Tarar, Attaullah Tarar and Khawaja Imran Nazir participated in the meeting. Issues related to government formation were discussed in the meeting, the party said in a tweet.

10 Feb 2024, 10:58:12 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: PTI, JI take out joint protest in Karachi against alleged rigging

Supporters of imprisoned Pakistan's Former Prime Minister Imran Khan's and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) party chanted slogans during a protest against the delaying result of parliamentary election by Pakistan Election Commission, in Karachi, Pakistan on Saturday, the Associated Press reported. Meanwhile, Dawn reported that PTI and JI took out a joint protest in Karachi against alleged rigging.

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10 Feb 2024, 10:26:03 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Result compilation may take time, says ECP official

Express tribune quoted ECP spokesperson Nighat Siddique as saying that result compilation of the elections is a technical process which may take time. She said as the momentum has been built up, the results of the general elections are pouring in and soon the process would be completed.

10 Feb 2024, 09:39:44 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Nobel laureate Malala calls for prioritisation of democracy

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai tweeted, "Pakistan needs free and fair elections, which includes transparency in counting votes and respect for the results. I believe today, as I always have, that we must accept the voters' decision with grace. I hope our elected officials, whether in government or opposition parties, will prioritise democracy and prosperity for the people of Pakistan."

10 Feb 2024, 07:26:58 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 Live: MWM chief announces ‘unconditional’ support to PTI

Express Tribune reported on Saturday that Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) chief Allama Raja Nasir Abbas has declared allegiance to the PTI founder Imran Khan during a press conference.

10 Feb 2024, 07:07:29 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 Live: Imran Khan to decide who will be next PM, says his party leader

PTI Chairman Barrister Gohar, addressing a press conference, said party founder Imran Khan will decide who will be the next prime minister of Pakistan. "Who will be the next prime minister, Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi sb will decide. He is the one, always, and he is the leader whether he is in jail or outside," he was quoted by Express Tribune as saying.

10 Feb 2024, 06:47:26 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 Live: Election Commission orders fresh polling in multiple polling stations

Geo TV reported on Saturday that Election Commission of Pakistan has announced re-polling at multiple polling stations in several constituencies after polling material was either snatched or damaged. As per the electoral body, re-polling will be conducted in polling stations of NA-88, PS-18 and PK-90 constituencies on February 15, the report said. The ECP's decision came after election material belonging to 26 polling stations was reportedly set ablaze in the RO's office in the NA-88 constituency.

10 Feb 2024, 06:39:50 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 Live Updates: EVMs could have prevented poll result delay crisis, says President Alvi

Pakistan's President Arif Alvi said that Pakistan could have avoided the crisis stemming from the delay in election results if electronic voting machines (EVMs) were in use. In a post on X, the president said, "“EVM had paper ballots that could be counted separately by hand (like it is being done today) BUT it also had a simple electronic calculator/counter of each vote button pressed. Totals of every candidate would have been available & printed within five minutes of closing of poll." Read full post here.

10 Feb 2024, 06:11:51 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 Live Updates: Pakistan hits back at criticism of election conduct

Pakistan expressed surprise over the “negative tone" of some of the statements by the international community about the February 8 elections on Saturday. An official observed that mobile services curbs were needed to avoid terrorist attacks during the polls. The polarised polls, largely peaceful, were held on Thursday, but the delay in the announcement of results became a major irritant for observers monitoring the elections. Pakistan's Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement that the country took notice of remarks from certain countries and organisations on the general elections.

10 Feb 2024, 05:41:49 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Nawaz spells out plan for coalition govt ‘on PDM pattern’, says report

PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif had on Friday hinted at joining hands with the PPP, JUI-F, MQM, PML-Q and IPP to forge a PDM (Pakistan Democratic Move­ment) style alliance, but did not make any claim to reach out to the PTI-backed independent candidates to take them on board. His relative, Ishaq Dar, however claimed that the party had the intention to have the independents onboard to form the government both in the Centre and Punjab, Dawn reported.

10 Feb 2024, 05:07:07 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: President to invite Imran Khan party to form govt, says PTI leader

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Barrister Gohar Ali Khan was quoted by GeoTV as saying that President Arif Alvi would invite his party to form the government as they had gotten a majority in the National Assembly.

10 Feb 2024, 04:47:15 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Ghulam Nabi Azad says, 'We pray for people of Pakistan to get democracy like us some day'

On General Elections in Pakistan, Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) president Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "....Pakistan is responsible for the tensions between the countries...But the citizens are innocent. We had democracy in our destiny...but they had dictators in their destiny...Army runs the governments there."

"Even if an elected representative appeared, he was at the mercy of the Army. They were ousted (from power) whenever Army felt that the person was not following them. We had hoped for a free & fair election. But they interfered here as well...We, in India, are fortunate that Army doesn't interfere in electing MPs and MLAs. That is what happens in democracies across the world. We pray for the people of Pakistan to get democracy like us some day," he added.

10 Feb 2024, 04:39:46 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: What's next for Imran Khan's party-backed Independents?

Pakistan ex-PM Imran Khan also delivered a "victory speech" on Saturday as independent candidates backed by his party dominated the election results. Khan's senior aide was quoted by Reuters as saying on Saturday that their party, PTI, will try to form a national government with the most seats won in the polls. However, this seems to be not that easy. Tap here to read full story

10 Feb 2024, 03:46:09 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024: 'Imran Khan's party will try to form national government'

Reuters quoted Pakistan ex-PM Imran Khan's senior aide as saying that their party, PTI, will try to form national government with most seats won in the polls.

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 2024, 03:20:12 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024: Who is winning?

According to Pakistan media Dawn, the results of 245 out of the total 265 National Assembly constituencies where elections were held were announced by late Friday. It “howed the independent candidates in the lead with 99 seats overall. The PML-N and PPP had won 69 and 52 seats, respectively, and were set to bag most of the 70 reserved seats for women and non-Muslims in the house".

10 Feb 2024, 02:56:45 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Nawaz Sharif believes in delivering not blaming, says his party

The PML-N party in Pakistan tweeted on Saturday that Nawaz Sharif believes in delivering not blaming. "The process of development projects that was halted in 2017 would be revived again. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will deliver what really matters - Jobs, Governance & Development," it added in separate posts on X.

10 Feb 2024, 02:40:46 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, 02:29:21 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Shehbaz Sharif, Bilawal Zardari agree to form govt, all eyes on Imran Khan's party

Nawaz and his brother Shehbaz Sharif's party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have agreed to form a coalition government in the Centre and Punjab, Geo TV reported on Saturday.

The decision came after PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif met PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto and former president Asif Ali Zardari, inviting them to work together for Pakistan.

10 Feb 2024, 02:17:36 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Police officer, 3 militants killed in attack in Pakistan's restive KPK province

At least three militants and a police officer were killed during a gunfight following an attack on a police mobile van in the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Three attackers were gunned down during the fighting, police were quoted by PTI as saying.

An Additional SHO was killed when unknown militants opened fire at a van on patrolling duty, leading to a gunfight between the police and the attackers for over an hour in the Darazinda area of Dera Ismail Khan district bordering South Waziristan, police said.

 

10 Feb 2024, 01:55:04 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Pakistan coalition talks loom after strong vote showing for jailed Khan

Pakistan faces days of political horse-trading after the final few election results released Saturday showed no clear majority, but a strong performance by independent candidates loyal to jailed former prime minister Imran Khan.

Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) defied a months-long crackdown that crippled campaigning and forced their candidates to run as independents with a combined showing in Thursday's election that still challenged their chief rivals.

10 Feb 2024, 01:49:16 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Firing incident reported in North Waziristan, 1 soldier injured

The army's media wing said on Friday that a soldier embraced martyrdom during a gunfight with terrorists in the North Waziristan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Mir Ali neighborhood.

10 Feb 2024, 01:47:28 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: US, UK, EU demand probe into irregularities, fraud as both Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan claim victory

On February 9, the United States, the UK and the European Union (EU) all shared worries about how elections were done in Pakistan. They spoke up after a vote on February 8 and called for an investigation into problems that were reported.

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10 Feb 2024, 01:42:41 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Pakistan must move from 'anarchy and polarisation' after election, says army chief

Pakistan needs to move on from the politics of "anarchy and polarisation", the country's army chief said Saturday, as the final results from a general election trickled in.

The military looms large over Pakistan's political landscape, with generals having run the country for nearly half its history since partition from India in 1947.

10 Feb 2024, 01:37:38 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Pakistan foreign office says the nation's successful elections are 'undeniable fact'

Pakistan's foreign office, in a statement on Saturday, said that international comments on the nation's elections ignore the "undeniable fact" of Pakistan conducting elections successfully.

The United States, Britain and the European Union on Friday expressed concerns about Pakistan's election after Thursday's vote, urging a probe of reported irregularities.

10 Feb 2024, 01:32:43 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 204 LIVE: Army chief congratulates Pakistan on 'successful conduct' of elections

Pakistan's army chief congratulated the country on Saturday for the "successful conduct" of its national elections, saying the nation needed "stable hands" to move on from the politics of "anarchy and polarisation".

The United States, Britain and the European Union on Friday each expressed concerns about Pakistan's electoral process in the wake of Thursday's vote, urging a probe into reported irregularities.

10 Feb 2024, 01:28:56 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Jailed former Pak PM Imran Khan gets bail in military installations attack cases

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Saturday granted bail to jailed former Pakistan premier Imran Khan in 12 cases linked to the May 9 attacks on military installations.

ATC Judge Malik Ejaz Asif granted bail to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party founder Khan after fulfilling a surety bond of 0.1 million in all 12 cases, including the General Headquarters (Pakistan Army) and Army Museum attack, The Express Tribune Pakistan reported.

The court said there was no justification to keep Khan, 71, under arrest as all accused in May 9 cases were on bail.

10 Feb 2024, 01:21:24 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Jailed Imran Khan uses AI to claim victory in Pak elections; calls Sharif a 'stupid' person

Jailed former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan in an AI-generated audio-video message on Saturday claimed victory in the general elections and termed his arch-rival Nawaz Sharif a "stupid" person.

Khan’s message was uploaded on the official X account of his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party.

In the video, he congratulated the people on the election results and said he had trust in them.

He said his belief was firm that people would come out to vote and praised his followers for keeping up his trust to vote in a big turnout.

10 Feb 2024, 01:14:31 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: AI-generated party video has Khan claiming victory in Pakistan election

An AI-generated video released Saturday by the party of jailed former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan has him claiming victory in the country's election.

Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) defied a months-long crackdown that crippled campaigning and forced candidates to run as independents in Thursday's vote, but their showing stunned observers.

10 Feb 2024, 01:11:56 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: What an election upset in Pakistan could mean for India? 

Imran Khan, even from behind bars, might have led his party to a win in Pakistan’s general election, going by early trends. Pakistan’s military is unlikely to be happy with that outcome. 

Read more here

10 Feb 2024, 01:04:58 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: A look at challenges awaiting new govt amid poll result uncertainty

Will Pakistan manage to get a new prime minister this time? Speculations loom large as the country's key political parties remain in a tight race in general election results. The results of the Pakistan elections 2024 are expected to be released by Friday night. The polling was held on February 8.

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10 Feb 2024, 01:01:14 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: PPP chief Bilawal, former President Zardari in Lahore for 'crucial post-poll meeting'

As the much-anticipated general elections threw up a fractured mandate, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and former President Asif Ali Zardari reached Lahore for a 'crucial post-election meeting,' ARY News reported on Friday.

According to the report, the PPP leaders are expected to hold a meeting with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif during their visit to Lahore to explore the possibility of a post-election tie-up or allaince.

10 Feb 2024, 12:59:51 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Imran Khan’s candidates defy odds to thrive in parliamentary polls

Imran Khan was jailed and silenced. His colleagues were barred from contesting Pakistan’s election under their party’s name. They weren’t even allowed to use its famous cricket bat symbol.

Yet the candidates who are part of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party — running as independents — put forth a strong showing in the contentious poll. Independents, mostly backed by the former premier, won 99 of 265 contested lower-house seats, with results for 15 yet to be released. Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz took 71 seats, while Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s Pakistan Peoples Party had 53.

10 Feb 2024, 12:54:26 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Anti-terror court approves bail for PTI founder Imran Khan

An anti-terrorism court has approved bail for Imran Khan and Shah Mahmood Qureshi in the May 9 incident, according to media reports. 

10 Feb 2024, 12:52:14 PM IST

Pakistan Election Result 2024 LIVE: Here's how netizens reacted to parliamentary polls with memes and jokes

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and former Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif won National and Provincial Assembly seats in Lahore, the Election Commission of Pakistan reported.

See posts here

10 Feb 2024, 12:39:47 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Pakistan foreign office says the nation's successful elections are 'undeniable fact'

Pakistan's foreign office, in a statement on Saturday, said that international comments on the nation's elections ignore the "undeniable fact" of Pakistan conducting elections successfully.

The United States, Britain and the European Union on Friday expressed concerns about Pakistan's election after Thursday's vote, urging a probe of reported irregularities.

10 Feb 2024, 12:29:26 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Military 'rigging' polls to 'prop up' its candidate, says US Congressman

Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna has led US lawmakers in alleging that the Pakistani military has been "rigging" the just-held general elections to "prop up" its candidate and deny the victory secured by jailed former prime minister Imran Khan.

10 Feb 2024, 12:20:43 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Nation's successful elections are 'undeniable fact', says Pakistan's foreign office

Pakistan's foreign office, in a statement on Saturday, said that international comments on the nation's elections ignore the "undeniable fact" of Pakistan conducting elections successfully.

The United States, Britain and the European Union on Friday expressed concerns about Pakistan's election after Thursday's vote, urging a probe of reported irregularities.

10 Feb 2024, 11:12:49 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Army chief congratulates Pakistan on 'successful conduct' of elections

Pakistan's army chief congratulated the country on Saturday for the "successful conduct" of its national elections, saying the nation needed "stable hands" to move on from the politics of "anarchy and polarisation".

The United States, Britain and the European Union on Friday each expressed concerns about Pakistan's electoral process in the wake of Thursday's vote, urging a probe into reported irregularities.

10 Feb 2024, 10:58:57 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Pakistan Army Chief calls for "stable hands, healing touch" as polls throw up no clear winner

In a clear message as to who holds the cards in the country, Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff, General Asim Munir, has said that the country needs stable hands and added that a unified government of all democratic forces will adequately represent Pakistan's diverse political and pluralistic landscape, Dawn reported.

He said, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), that elections and democracy are means to serve the people of Pakistan and not ends in themselves.

10 Feb 2024, 10:56:57 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: PTI will hold meeting to discuss potential alliances, says report

Following multiple wins by independent candidates connected to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the general elections of 2024, the party that was once in power has called a meeting to discuss possible coalitions with other political organizations.

Asad Qaiser, Ali Muhammad Khan, PTI Chairman Barrister Gohar Khan, and other prominent figures have been invited to the meeting, which the PTI announced will focus on the formation of new central and provincial governments.

10 Feb 2024, 10:51:15 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: All eyes on Imran Khan as Shehbaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto agree to form govt, says report

After meeting with Bilawal Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari, Shehbaz Sharif extended an invitation to collaborate for the betterment of Pakistan, and the two parties decided to form a coalition government for the Central and Punjab provinces, according to Geo News report. 

10 Feb 2024, 10:49:23 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: UK Foreign Secy urges Pakistan to uphold fundamental human rights amid poll violence

The Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, urged Pakistan authorities on Friday to uphold fundamental human rights, including a free and fair trial through the independent judicial system and also expressed concern over restrictions imposed on internet access on polling day and significant delays in election results.

"The UK urges authorities in Pakistan to uphold fundamental human rights, including free access to information, and the rule of law. This includes the right to a fair trial through adherence to due process and an independent and transparent judicial system, free from interference," the British Foreign Minister said in an official statement.

10 Feb 2024, 10:37:50 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Pakistan must move from 'anarchy and polarisation' after election, says army chief

Pakistan needs to move on from the politics of "anarchy and polarisation", the country's army chief said Saturday, as final results from a general election trickled in.

"The nation needs stable hands and a healing touch to move on from the politics of anarchy and polarisation which does not suit a progressive country of 250 million people," said General Syed Asim Munir, according to a statement from the military.

10 Feb 2024, 10:21:00 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Pakistan coalition talks loom after strong vote showing for jailed Khan

Pakistan faces days of political horse-trading after the final few election results released Saturday showed no clear majority, but a strong performance by independent candidates loyal to jailed former prime minister Imran Khan.

Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) defied a months-long crackdown that crippled campaigning and forced their candidates to run as independents with a combined showing in Thursday's election that still challenged their chief rivals.

10 Feb 2024, 10:09:55 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: AI-generated party video has Khan claiming victory in Pakistan election

An AI-generated video released Saturday by the party of jailed former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan has him claiming victory in the country's election.

Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) defied a months-long crackdown that crippled campaigning and forced candidates to run as independents in Thursday's vote, but their showing stunned observers.

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