It is once again the captain who is all set to lead the Pakistan as nation and not cricket team.
Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf was leading in 119 seats while its main rival Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was way behind with 61 seats with trends indicating a possible hung parliament.
The 65-year-old former cricketer’s PTI was ahead in 119 of 272 contested National Assembly constituencies.
It is said that while final results are expected in the coming hours, initial outcomes show that the PTI is all set to emerge as the single largest party in the National Assembly.
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) of former president Asif Ali Zardari was leading in 50 seats.
The party could well be a ‘kingmaker’ in case of a hung parliament.
Polling was postponed in two constituencies following the deaths of candidates in terror attacks.
Responding to the allegations, the provincial election commissioner in Punjab said political leaders should refrain from levelling such baseless allegations without having any substantial proof.
Pakistan’s National Assembly comprises a total of 342 members, of which 272 are directly elected whereas the rest – 60 seats reserved for women and 10 for religious minorities – are selected later through proportional representation among parties with more than five per cent of the vote.>