Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), led for former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, is leading in the general elections, the unofficial results suggested late Saturday.
Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf congratulated the PML-N on victory. The PTI leader Asad Omar said that the PTI is also emerging as the second largest party despite the fact it was a new party in the election.
The PML-N is in lead with 115 National Assembly seats than its arch rivals the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan People Party (PPP).
Sharif’s party is ahead mostly in Punjab, the country’s largest province and also the stronghold of the PML-N. Nawaz Sharif himself is leading with huge margin from his rivals on two seats – one in Lahore, his home constituency and other in Sargodha, a main city in Punjab province of which Lahore is the capital.
The trend shows that PML-N is likely to get simple majority for formation of the government in center. But the party will need support of other parties for a comfortable majority and a stable government.
PTI, led by the cricketer-turned politician, Imran Khan is emerging is the second largest party with ahead on 37 seats, according to the counting suggests. PTI chief, who is contesting on four National Assembly seats, is leading on all seats.
PPP is placed third in the race with lead in 33 National Assembly seats, mostly in southern Sindh province. The PPP candidates are showing good results in southern parts of Punjab.
Independent candidates are on upper hand on 22 seats across Pakistan while Jamiat ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) party is in lead on 11 seats. JUI-F is leading mainly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
The Mutahida Qaumi Movement or MQM is ahead of its rival on eight seats in the port city of Karachi.
Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) party is leading on five seats, all in Punjab.
Jamaat-e-Isalmi party is heading to victory on three seats, all in Khyber Pakhutunkhwa, the unofficial results suggest.
The ethnic Pashtoon Awami National Party (ANP), which ruled the Khyber Pakhtukhwa province over the past five year, is not leading in any part of the country.
Out of two hundred and seventy two general seats of the 342-member National Assembly, elections are to take place in 268 constituencies as electoral process in four National Assembly seats due to death of candidates and poor law and order situation.
Election on special seats for women and minorities will be determined later on the basis of seats the parties will get in general elections.
The Election Commission will announce unofficial results as it receives results from the local poll officials.
Asad Umar congratulated the PML-N
The PTI is emerging the single largest party in KPK, Imran is following the results