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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.

12 Feb 2024, 06:16:37 AM IST

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

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and PPP President Asif Ali Zardari held a meeting with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday. The two parties have agreed "in principle to save the country from political instability."

The leaders of two parties spoke about the overall situation of the country and political cooperation in the future, according to the statement released by PML-N President on X. Shehbaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari agreed to cooperate politically to bring the nation to political stability.

12 Feb 2024, 06:05:56 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Here’s what you need to know about Pakistan’s disputed polls

Former cricket star Imran Khan was in jail, his party banned from running under its own banner or even using its famous cricket bat symbol. Analysts said the powerful military gave its blessing for the three-time former premier Nawaz Sharif — or anyone else other than Khan — to take power, and Sharif’s return was the most likely outcome.

But in a surprise development, Khan loyalists — running as independents — thrived, winning the most seats of any group. Their against-the-odds performance highlighted voters’ disillusionment with the status quo of Pakistan’s politics, which is dominated by two family-controlled parties and, analysts say, the powerful military. It was also a triumph for democracy, leaders from Khan’s party said, as the people of Pakistan demanded to be heard.

11 Feb 2024, 11:14:08 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: PPP and PML-N leaders have ‘first official contact’ for govt formation

11 Feb 2024, 08:11:56 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: PTI-backed candidate joins PML-N

Waseem Qadir has joined the PML-N after winning the from Lahore’s NA-121 constituency. The politician was seen standing alongside Maryam Nawaz in a video posted by the party as he asserted that he had "returned to my home".

11 Feb 2024, 07:35:32 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: MQM-P denies discussions on forming next govt

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement - Pakistan Convener, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui has said that discussions during a meeting with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders did not involve any talks regarding the formation of the next government.

According to a Dawn report, Siddiqui said the polls have created a challenging situation in Pakistan and stressed that all parties must play their part in moving the country out of crisis.

11 Feb 2024, 07:26:08 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Courts flooded with petitions as PTI-backed losing candidates challenge results

Pakistan courts have been flooded with petitions by losing candidates who challenged the provisional results in their constituencies. The PTI claimed that its supported candidates have won the maximum number of seats but the results were manipulated to deprive it of the majority, and in order to turn the tide, its losing candidates have thronged the courts.

According to a report in the Dawn newspaper, a vast majority of those filing challenges against results are PTI-backed independents, including high-profile politicians such as former Punjab chief minister Parvez Elahi and his wife Qaisera, former Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) finance minister Taimoor Jhagra and ex-KP speaker Mahmood Jan, Islamabad-based lawyer Shuaib Shaheen, former Punjab health minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, as well as Rehana Dar, mother of Usman Dar who was in-charge youth affairs in the PTI government.

11 Feb 2024, 06:26:51 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Several arrested as PTI supporters lead protests in major cities

PTI supporters taged protests in the cities of Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar on Sunday. The crowds numbered in the hundreds due to the heavy police presence, small when compared to previous demonstrations. Several were arrested.

11 Feb 2024, 05:34:47 PM IST

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl raises alarm over widespread rigging of votes

JUIF Secretary General Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri said JUIF chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman will soon hold a meeting of the Central General Council to take decisions on the future action plan. He said leaders of national mainstream parties were forcibly defeated while little-known candidates were helped to secure win in their constituencies.

11 Feb 2024, 05:13:25 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Pashtun leader Mohsin Dawar injured while protesting 

National Democratic Movement Central Chairman Mohsin Dawar was critically injured in an open firing incident in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The former Member of the National Assembly was taken to the district hospital of North Wazaristan on Saturday after receiving multiple bullet injuries.

11 Feb 2024, 04:06:43 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Saad Hussain Rizvi's Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan vows comeback

The leader of an ultra-right Pakistan party infamous for sometimes bloody anti-blasphemy agitation has vowed a comeback after its vote share evaporated in elections last week. Analysts say the death of Saad Hussain Rizvi's charismatic father, who founded the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, and a loss of patronage from Pakistan's powerful generals cost them dearly.

“This rigging has taken place because we speak about rights, and we talk about a faith that those with power in this world do not accept. Bringing people onto the streets, and bringing people out to vote was not a problem for TLP in the past and it is not a problem now," he told AFP.

11 Feb 2024, 03:58:43 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: JUI-F leads protests in Karachi

11 Feb 2024, 03:57:03 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: PTI Karachi chief says Karachi residence was raided by ‘uniformed plainclothes police officers’

“I strongly condemn the unjust and intimidatory tactics employed by both uniformed and plainclothes police officers during raid at my residence last night. I’m requesting CJP, COAS and IG Sindh to take notice of this ongoing harassment against me and my family," Khurrum Sher Zaman tweeted alongside a video message.

11 Feb 2024, 03:54:07 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's PPP calls Central Executive Committee meeting on Monday

“The meeting of the Central Executive Committee of Pakistan People's Party will be held tomorrow, Monday, February 12, at Zardari House, Islamabad," read a tweet on the PPP handle, roughly translated from Urdu.

11 Feb 2024, 03:40:59 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: PTI leader Hammad Azhar says party workers will protest outside RO offices

11 Feb 2024, 03:31:43 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: PML-N, MQM-P reach ‘principle agreement’ to form coalition

The MQM-P and PML-N have reportedly reached an 'on principle' agreement to form a coalition government in Pakistan. According to a Dawn report citing a statement released by the Nawaz Sharif-led party, the two have agreed to "work together in the interest of the country and public".

11 Feb 2024, 03:17:20 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Pakistan police threaten crackdown

Pakistan police warned Sunday they would come down hard on illegal gatherings after the party of jailed former prime minister Imran Khan urged supporters to protest alleged rigging in last week's election.

11 Feb 2024, 02:21:54 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Pak parties intensify efforts to form coalition government after split verdict

Political parties in Pakistan on Sunday intensified their efforts for the formation of a coalition government after it became clear that the cash-strapped country faced a hung Parliament after general elections.

The general elections were held on Thursday, but the unusual delay in the announcement of results vitiated the atmosphere as several parties cried foul play and some resorted to protests. (PTI)

11 Feb 2024, 02:09:19 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Pakistan election turmoil deepens as Imran Khan's party calls for protests

A confrontation between the jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan and Pakistan’s authorities intensified on Saturday, as his party called for protests against election officials, and mounted court challenges over results they allege were tampered with to deny them a majority.

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11 Feb 2024, 01:53:35 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Pakistan's Khan-backed independents lead as vote count concludes, says website 

Pakistan's national election vote count concluded on Sunday with independents, mostly backed by jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan, winning 101 of the 264 seats, the election commission's website showed.

The independents were followed by the party of another former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, which won 75 seats - becoming the largest single party in parliament as Khan's independents ran as individuals.

11 Feb 2024, 01:52:32 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Pak parties intensify efforts to form coalition government after split verdict

Political parties in Pakistan on Sunday intensified their efforts for the formation of a coalition government after it became clear that the cash-strapped country faced a hung Parliament after general elections.

The general elections were held on Thursday, but the unusual delay in the announcement of results vitiated the atmosphere as several parties cried foul play and some resorted to protests.

11 Feb 2024, 01:29:01 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: PTI to launch protests in Manchester and Washington DC

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), led by Imran Khan, declared that it would stage demonstrations against "election fraud" in Manchester and Washington, DC, US, in response to the results of the general elections that were postponed until February 8.

11 Feb 2024, 01:26:16 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Imran Khan's PTI official website blocked in Pak

Imran Khan's PTI official website blocked in Pakistan. 

11 Feb 2024, 01:25:32 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: PTI says release of political prisoners, acceptance of its mandate will be 'healing touch'

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Gohar Khan stated that the release of political prisoners and acceptance of its mandate to rule were the only "healing touch" that the establishment could offer post-elections, reported Dawn.

His statements came after Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Asim Munir stated that the nation needs "stable hands and a healing touch to move on from the politics of anarchy and polarisation".

11 Feb 2024, 01:16:55 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: PPP, PML-N making 'hectic efforts' to form coalition govt

After the recent elections, both the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) are strongly pursuing paths to establish governments in the Centre, Punjab, and Balochistan, as per Dawn.

Both parties are proceeding cautiously, guarding their strategies while delicately negotiating the contours of a potential power-sharing arrangement.

11 Feb 2024, 12:53:49 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: EVMs could've averted delayed election results, says Pakistan President Arif Alvi

Pakistan President Arif Alvi expressed his frustration on Saturday over the postponed election results and stated that if the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) had been in use during the general elections on February 8, the nation would not be facing this current crisis, Geo News reported.

Despite the commission's lofty claims, the Election Commission of Pakistan's (ECP) new Election Management System (EMS) failed, he said.

11 Feb 2024, 12:36:37 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Pakistani courts flooded with petitions challenging Feb 8 election results

The courts in Pakistan have been flooded with petitions as candidates, mostly backed by jailed former prime minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), challenged the results of Thursday's general elections, alleging rigging.

Most of the petitions were filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC), while two PTI-backed candidates moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the results, and at least three petitions were filed in the Sindh High Court (SHC). The Election Commission is still to announce the full results of the polls.

11 Feb 2024, 12:17:54 PM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: A look at challenges awaiting new govt

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.

Read more here

11 Feb 2024, 11:54:11 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: PTI-backed Independents move courts 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, 11:33:14 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: US, UK, EU demand probe into irregularities

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.

Read more here

11 Feb 2024, 11:18:07 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: PTI chairman Gohar Ali Khan claims President Alvi will invite party to form govt

Barrister Gohar Ali Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), asserted on Saturday that President Arif Alvi will extend an invitation to his party to form the government because they have gained a majority in the National Assembly, according to Geo News.

He claimed that voters used their freedom to vote freely. He said that Form 45 was prepared and the votes were counted by the presiding officers.

11 Feb 2024, 11:00:56 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: ECP orders re-polling in response to voting material snatching complaints

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued orders to hold re-elections at various polling places nationwide following the verification of complaints regarding the snatching and damaging of voting materials, reported by Geo News.

Having crossed through all challenging phases in conducting nationwide elections on February 8, the poll organising authority is now in the final stages of announcing vote results as the compilation process enters its 48th hour.

11 Feb 2024, 10:41:00 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: EVMs could've averted delayed election results, says Pakistan President Arif Alvi

Pakistan President Arif Alvi expressed his frustration on Saturday over the postponed election results and stated that if the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) had been in use during the general elections on February 8, the nation would not be facing this current crisis, Geo News reported.

Despite the commission's lofty claims, the Election Commission of Pakistan's (ECP) new Election Management System (EMS) failed, he said.

11 Feb 2024, 10:12:57 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Supporters of Pakistani former PM Khan's party attend a protest, in Peshawar

Supporters of Pakistani former Prime Minister Imran Khan's party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), attend a protest demanding free and fair results of the election, in Peshawar. 

11 Feb 2024, 10:00:42 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Here's how netizens reacted to poll results 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.

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11 Feb 2024, 09:41:02 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Protest demanding free and fair results of the general elections in Karachi

A portrait of the former Prime Minister Imran Khan is seen amid flags of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the religious and political party Jamat-e-Islami (JI) as supporters attend a joint protest demanding free and fair results of the general elections in Karachi.

11 Feb 2024, 09:26:45 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: PPP, PML-N making 'hectic efforts' to form coalition govt

After the recent elections, both the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) are strongly pursuing paths to establish governments in the Centre, Punjab, and Balochistan, as per Dawn.

Both parties are proceeding cautiously, guarding their strategies while delicately negotiating the contours of a potential power-sharing arrangement.

11 Feb 2024, 09:10:27 AM IST

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

Pakistan's Election Commission is yet to announce final election results. But, with Pakistan media reporting unofficial trends, political parties in the politically-divided country rushed to hold talks and mull a coalition to form a new government. However, the situation seems different for former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's party.

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11 Feb 2024, 08:54:13 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: PTI chairman Gohar Ali Khan claims President Alvi will invite party to form govt

Barrister Gohar Ali Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), asserted on Saturday that President Arif Alvi will extend an invitation to his party to form the government because they have gained a majority in the National Assembly, according to Geo News.

He claimed that voters used their freedom to vote freely. He said that Form 45 was prepared and the votes were counted by the presiding officers.

11 Feb 2024, 08:38:50 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: ‘Barring a few incidents, Pak election process was smooth’, says Commonwealth Observer Group

The Commonwealth election observers’ mission in Pakistan said on Saturday that barring a few incidents, the election process was held smoothly.

Jonathan Goodluck, the head of the mission, delivered the preliminary findings of the Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) in Islamabad.

11 Feb 2024, 08:22:33 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: What's next for the near-failed state? 

Uncertainty has swamped Pakistan as allegations of poll rigging overshadowed the country as it entered third day of counting of votes in its general elections 2024. So far, candidates backed by the party of former Prime Minister Imran Khan are leading the race, while their leader remains in jail.

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11 Feb 2024, 08:14:23 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Pakistan needs ‘free and fair elections’, results must be accepted, says Malala Yousafzai

Pakistan's Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has said that her country needs “free and fair elections" and urged the elected officials to accept the voters’ decision with grace.

The 26-year-old, who became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize when she was conferred the award in 2014, said, “Pakistan needs free and fair elections, which includes transparency in counting votes and respect for the results.

11 Feb 2024, 08:00:23 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Can Pakistan's 'rigged' and delayed poll results serve as lesson for Indian politicians?

After hours of counting votes, Pakistan has still not officially announced the results of the general election held on February 8. Pakistan President Arif Alvi held the lack of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) responsible for this unusual delay. In a post on X on Saturday, Alvi said, "Had EVMs been there today, my dear beloved Pakistan would have been spared this crisis (of poll result delay)."

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11 Feb 2024, 07:52:05 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Imran Khan's PTI calls for nationwide protest amid delay in poll results

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has called for a nationwide protest on Sunday to protect the sanctity of the vote as independent candidates are in the lead with 100 seats. This came after the party's core committee meeting was held and it was announced to hold 'peaceful protests' across the country at 2:00 pm today.

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11 Feb 2024, 07:39:29 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Protest demanding free and fair results of the election in Lahore

Supporters of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), a religious and political party, protest demanding free and fair results of the election in Lahore, Pakistan February 10, 2024.

11 Feb 2024, 07:26:47 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: PTI-affiliated independent candidates to move Lahore HC

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-affiliated Independent candidates 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, 07:14:34 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Ex-PM 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 said on Saturday, urging supporters to peacefully protest if final election results are not released.

The nation of 241 million people voted on Thursday in a general election, as the country struggles to recover from an economic crisis and battles militant violence in a deeply polarised political environment.

11 Feb 2024, 07:11:39 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: ‘No official conversation with PML-N, PTI on coalition,’ says Bilawal

Speaking to Geo News, Bilawal accepted that his party would not be able to form a government by itself.

When asked if he or his father, Asif Zardari had any meetings with PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, Bilawal said, "I am in no position to confirm any such meeting. When all the results are in front of us, we will be in a position to engage with others."

11 Feb 2024, 07:00:29 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Three elected Independents declare support to Nawaz Sharif's party

Amid the continuing delay in the declaration of the results of the Pakistan general elections, three newly elected Independents of the National Assembly on Saturday announced their decision to join the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), The Express Tribune reported.

According to the report, Barrister Aqeel, Raja Khurram Nawaz, and Mian Khan Bugti officially announced their decision to join the PML-N, strengthening the party's growing tally of elected members to the National Assembly.

11 Feb 2024, 06:48:47 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Imran Khan's PTI party to be invited by President Alvi to form govt claims Gohar Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Barrister Gohar Ali Khan on Saturday claimed that President Arif Alvi would invite his party to form the government as they had secured a majority in the National Assembly, according to a media report.

To form a government, a party must win 133 seats out of 265 in the National Assembly. Election to one seat was postponed after the death of a candidate.

11 Feb 2024, 06:38:26 AM IST

Pakistan Election Results 2024 LIVE: Massive protests erupt over ‘non-improving miserable condition’ of people

A massive protest erupted in Muzaffarabad city in 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."

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