Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League (N) and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) are expected to stake claim to form a new government in the South Asian country, despite independent legislators supported by jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan. There is a possibility of forming an alliance for. The PML(N) and the PPP, who held a meeting on Sunday, agreed in principle to “save the country from political instability”.
Nawaz Sharif’s party said in a statement “In principle, political cooperation was agreed between the Pakistan Muslim League (N) and the Pakistan People’s Party. In the meeting, the overall situation of the country and future political cooperation were discussed in detail. The leaders agreed to cooperate politically. Agreed.” Nawaz Sharif’s party said, “There will be political stability in the country.”
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Nawaz Sharif’s PML(N) and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s PPP, which stood second and third with 75 and 54 seats respectively in the Pakistan elections, have decided to work together to bring political stability in the country. The parties announced the decision in a statement, sparking discussions about a possible post-poll alliance between them. The final picture regarding the alliance is likely to be revealed on Monday.
Of the 101 independent candidates who won National Assembly seats, 93 were supported by Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, after the party was barred from participating in the elections. Imran Khan also claimed victory in the elections and his party claimed that President Arif Alvi will invite him to form the government. It is noteworthy that under Pakistan’s complex election system, independent members cannot form the government on their own.
Karachi-based Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) party has also surprisingly emerged as a strong player with 17 seats. Nawaz Sharif’s party held discussions with MQM and their decision is also important in deciding the fate of the next government in Pakistan.
When the House is convened in the coming days, the Prime Ministerial candidate will have to show a simple majority of 169 seats in the National Assembly. This will be determined by coalition talks and whether Imran Khan-backed candidates are able to join a smaller party in Parliament to form a single block to gain reserved seats.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s courts have been flooded with petitions from losing candidates challenging the provisional results alleging rigging after the results were declared on Sunday night after more than 60 hours of counting. Those who moved the court include high-profile faces like former Punjab Chief Minister Pervez Elahi and his wife Kaisra, former Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Finance Minister Taimur Jhagra and former KP Speaker Mahmood Jan and former Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid. Are.