Washington. Amid rumors of horse-trading of leaders and delay in declaring results on National Assembly seats after no party got a clear majority in the general elections in Pakistan, a US State Department official on Monday said that the US, Pakistan Ready to work with any government that comes to power.
The Election Commission of Pakistan blamed the suspension of internet and mobile services on polling day for the delay in the results of Thursday’s general election, despite earlier saying that the Election Management System (EMS) is not internet dependent and the internet shutdown would Work will not be affected. The commission claimed that the delay in the results had not caused any harm to “any specific political party”.
US State Department “I don’t think a new Pakistani government has been formed yet,” Pakistan spokesman Matthew Miller said at his daily press conference. I believe that discussions are still going on regarding the formation of the government.” He said, ”But we had said one thing before the elections and we will make it clear again that whoever the Pakistani people elect as their representative, we will support that government. Will work together.” When asked about allegations of vote tampering during Pakistan’s elections, Miller said, ”As far as allegations of rigging are concerned, we would like it to be fully investigated.”
The Election Commission of Pakistan on Sunday declared the final results of the general elections, in which independent candidates supported by jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party ‘Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have won 101 seats. At the same time, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) of three-time former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has technically emerged as the largest party in the Parliament by winning 75 seats.
Bilawal Zardari Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) got 54 seats, while the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P), an alliance of Urdu-speaking people who came from India during partition, got 17 seats. Other small parties won the remaining 12 seats. PTI had initially claimed to form the government, but its chances later started weakening. To form the government, a party will need the support of 133 members elected through direct voting. Overall, 169 seats out of 336 are required to achieve a simple majority, including seats reserved for women and minorities.
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