LIVE: Pakistan Election Results – Imran Khan may become PM but there is a big condition

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Pakistan Election Results LIVE: Pakistan's National Assembly comprises a total of 342 members, of which 272 are directly elected. A party can only form the government if it manages to clinch 172 seats in total.

A party can only form the government if it manages to clinch 172 seats in total.

Pakistan Election Results 2018 LIVE UPDATES: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan on Wednesday claimed victory in the general elections after his party emerged as the single largest in the National Assembly with its candidates winning 104 seats and leading in 14 others, amid rival political parties’ claim of “blatant” rigging.

Jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) won 58 seats and was leading in four constituencies while Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) led by former president Asif Ali Zardari won 37 seats and was leading in six seats according to the latest unofficial results.

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.

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  • 19:18 (IST)

    Imran Khan speech: Highlight

    1) Spending over human development will be our priority.

    2) We want good relations with India.

    3) People’s money will not be spared.

    4) Simplicity is what will be adopted during the tenure of PTI.

  • 17:58 (IST)

    Indian media showed me as a Bollywood villain, says Imran Khan

    I was saddened by the way Indian media recently projected me. I am one of those Pakistanis that wants good relations with India, if we want to have a poverty-free subcontinent then we must have good relations and trade ties: Imran Khan

  • 15:51 (IST)

    Happy about Imran Khan's win: Pervez Musharraf

    Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf said on CNN News 18 that he is happy about the result of Pakistan Elections. "It is a very good decision. There are problems with Imran Khan but he has good qualities. Imran Khan needs to learn how to do things. Needs to learn governance but he has gained a lot in the last few years", says Musharraf.

  • 13:00 (IST)

    Former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi loses to Imran Khan

    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman, Imran Khan defeated Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) bigwig and former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for NA-53 Islamabad seat. The PTI chief secured 92,891 votes while Abbasi managed to secure merely 44,314 votes.

  • 09:39 (IST)

    Imran Khan wins

    PTI chief Imran Khan has won from NA-95 Mianwali after he defeated Abdullah Khan of PML-N. While Imran got 127,530 votes, Abdullah has received 49,532 votes

  • 07:01 (IST)

    Imran Khan's PTI inches towards majority

    As per the latest trends on ARY news, Imran Khan's PTI is leading on 114 seats and PMLN on 63 seats, followed by PPP 41, MMA 09, MQM 05

  • 06:53 (IST)

    4 am press conference

    In an unprecedented manner, Election Commission held a press briefing at 4 am (local time). Chief Election Commissioner Muhammad Raza Khan congratulated the people of Pakistan for participating in the election process even as acknowledged that the delay in announcement of election results has "caused some annoyance".

20:25 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Imran Khan needs support of smaller parties or independents to become Pak PM

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's party emerged as the single largest in Pakistan's parliamentary polls bagging 114 of the 270 seats on which elections were held, but fell short of a majority and will need the support of smaller parties or independents to form the government.

Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was followed by jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) with 62 seats and former president Asif Ali Zardari's Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) by 43 seats. Independent candidates won 12 seats, according to the election commission which issued results for 261 seats of the National Assembly today.

Pakistan's National Assembly comprises a total of 342 members, of which 272 are directly elected. A party can only form the government if it manages to clinch 172 seats in total.

14:08 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Pakistan Election Results: This is what PML-N has bagged so far

Punjab province: 127 seats

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 5 seats

Balochistan: 1 seat

12:49 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Pakistan Election Results 2018: what's in Tehreek-e-Insaaf's (PTI) kitty?

Punjab Assembly: 118 seats

Sindh: 20 seats

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 66 seats

Balochistan: 4 seats

12:26 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
PTI leads the power race with 110 National Assembly seats

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday released 95 per cent of the results of National and four provincial assemblies’ seats. According to the ECP, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has begged 110 seats in the National Assembly. Whereas, the formerly governing Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) is trailing behind it with 63 seats, followed by the PPP which has won 42 seats. The official results of 19 seats of the National Assembly have yet not been released.

11:24 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Imran Khan's wife Bushra Bibi congratulates nation

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi has congratulated the nation for voting for a leader who is committed to work for welfare of the commoners. She expressed her heartfelt joy over the victory of the PTI in the general election, saying Allah Almighty had given the nation a leader who takes care of the rights of the people.

10:39 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
ECP announces results of 730 national seats

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced results of 730 of the total 831 national and provincial assemblies’ seats. According to the ECP, the commission has so far received results of 230 National Assembly seats and 500 provincial assemblies’ seats of the four provinces. It has received 86.8 per cent unofficial results of national and provincial assemblies’ constituencies.

10:29 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Imran Khan awaits final poll tally

Pakistan's electoral commission was expected to announce the full results of a disputed election on Friday, paving the way for the winner, former cricket hero Imran Khan, to begin searching for coalition partners. Provisional results released by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday morning showed Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), or Pakistan Movement for Justice party, had won 110 seats out of the 251 races where counting had ended. The National Assembly has 272 seats in total.

08:30 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
PML-N ready to form 'opposition' against Imran Khan's PTI

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Thursday held its executive committee meeting and decided they "would play the role of a strong opposition" in the National Assembly against cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaf, which obtained a clear edge over the other parties in the general election. Party President Shahbaz Sharif, who chaired the meeting, said they would write congratulation letters to the winning candidates and appreciation letters to the losing candidates.

08:06 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Will look for opportunities to work with new Pak govt: US

The United States will "look for opportunities" to work with the new leaders of Pakistan after they form the government, and will try to advance security, stability and prosperity in South Asia. The US is awaiting the full official results to declared by the Election Commission of Pakistan and observer missions to release their preliminary findings.

06:17 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
People of Pakistan braved various hardships to cast their votes on Wednesday, says US official

"I want to congratulate the people of Pakistan who braved various hardships to cast their votes yesterday. I was hopeful that Pakistan would build upon its 2013 elections which saw the country's first successful democratic transition from one civilian government to another," Eliot Engel, ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in US tells PTI.

05:39 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Will look for opportunities to work with new government in Pakistan, says US

The United States will "look for opportunities" to work with the new leaders of Pakistan after they form the government, and will try to advance security, stability and prosperity in South Asia, a US official said today. The US is awaiting the full official results to declared by the Election Commission of Pakistan and observer missions to release their preliminary findings, the State Department spokesperson said. Imran Khan has claimed victory in the general election after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf emerged as the single-largest party in the National Assembly, amid allegation of rigging of the poll in his favour. Khan's party had won 105 of the 272 directly-elected seats, according the latest official results.

03:56 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
PML-N 'ready' to sit in Opposition

PML-Nheld its executive committee meeting and decided they "would play the role of a strong opposition" in the National Assembly against Imran Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaf, which got a clear edge over the other parties in the general election. Party chief Shahbaz Sharif, who chaired the meeting, said they would write congratulation letters to thethose candidates who won and appreciation letters to those who lost, Dawn reported.

02:41 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Imran Khan vows on poverty, US ties

Former cricket star Imran Khan declared victory Thursday in Pakistan's parliamentary election and vowed to run the country ``as it has never before been run'' by fighting corruption, seeking regional cooperation and forging a new relationship with the U.S. that was not ``one-sided.'' TV channels reported Khan and his Tehreek-e-Insaf party, or PTI, maintained a commanding lead from Wednesday's balloting. But his leading rival, Shahbaz Sharif, rejected the outcome, citing allegations of vote-rigging.

01:33 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Pakistani authorities face tough tinme in finalising election results

Pakistan authorities were today faced with hiccups in finalising the outcome of the general elections due to logistic and technical problems, resulting in allegations of rigging. More than 85,000 polling stations were set up for elections to the national and provincial assemblies but transmission of results from there stopped due to fault in the Result Transmission Service -– a special software designed for it. Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Babar Yaqoob told media that the process had picked up after mid-day and as polling staff had physically submitted about 90 per cent results with Returning Officers (ROs) who compile final tally of every candidate.

00:17 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Pakistan's elections rigged; Imran Khan has backing of Army: Union Minister RK Singh

The general elections in Pakistan were "rigged" and Islamabad is unlikely to change its policy of hostility towards India if Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan becomes Prime Minister, Union minister RK Singh said, in first official reaction on the poll outcome in the neighbouring country.

Singh said Khan was supported by Pakistan's Army and that the cricketer-turned-politician was likely to follow policies of the military including in matters relating to India.

23:28 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
Pakistan Elections Results; Who will form government?

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.A party can only form the government if it manages to clinch 172 seats in total.

22:36 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
WATCH FULL SPEECH: PTI chief Imran Khan addresses the media in Islamabad
22:11 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
Pakistan Election Results: Latest official seat-wise data

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan today claimed victory in the general elections after his party emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly with its candidates winning 98 seats and leading in 20 others, amid rival political parties' claim of "blatant" rigging.

Jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) won 49 seats and was leading in 14 constituencies while Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) led by former president Asif Ali Zardari won 23 seats and was leading in 20 seats according to the latest unofficial results. 

22:03 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
Results to be announced within 24 hrs

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday announced that final results of Pakistan elections will be out within 24 hours. The Commission further stated that the Pakistan polls were conducted freely and fairly. "Final results will come out within 24 hours. There is no delay in the results. Also, 90 per cent of results have been announced by returning officers in the field. We have received 82 per cent out of it," Election Commission of Pakistan told media.

20:24 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
Former Jammu And Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah congratulates Imran Khan

I congratulate Imran Khan. I'll also say that his statement regarding India that he wants to have better relations with India & solve issues with dialogue, is kind-hearted.We want him to implement what he is saying.

19:54 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
Nawaz Sharif claims the elections had been 'stolen'

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo and convicted ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif alleged that general elections 2018 had been “stolen” to pave the way for the victory of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, according to a report by Pakistan Today. “Despite worst performance by the PTI chief in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, his victory was engineered,” he said.

19:19 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
Result update:

PP-224 Lodhran

Winner: Zawar Hussain Warraich, PTI (49,090 votes)

Runner-up: Amir Iqbal Shah, PML-N (36,690 votes)

PP-38 Sialkot

Winner: Khush Akhtar Sajani, PML-N (576,170 votes)

Runner-up: Syed Ahmad, PTI (40,531 votes)

19:18 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
Imran Khan speech: Highlight

1) Spending over human development will be our priority.

2) We want good relations with India.

3) People’s money will not be spared.

4) Simplicity is what will be adopted during the tenure of PTI.

19:13 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
National Assembly result for Baluchistan

Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) has an edge with 8 National Assembly seats in Baluchistan.

19:08 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
Technical difficulties behind delay in results

At a 4 am press conference, the Election Commission of Pakistan said that "technical difficulties" were behind the unprecedented delay. CEC Muhammad Raza Khan congratulated the people of Pakistan for participating in a 'democratic polling process', and expressed gratitude for the polling staff across the country as well as the security personnel deployed on Wednesday, according to Dawn report.

“I am aware that the delay in announcement of results has caused some annoyance. But it [Results Transmission System (RTS)] was a new system and we were implementing it for the first time. Therefore, there was some delay,” said the CEC.

18:39 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
Imran Khan hits out at India for blame game

"If India comes and takes one step towards us, we will take two steps toward them. Right now it is one-sided where India is constantly just blaming us", says Imran Khan.If India comes and takes one step towards us, we will take two steps toward them. Right now it is one sided where India is constantly just blaming us. @ImranKhanPTI #PrimeMinisterImranKhan— PTI (@PTIofficial) July 26, 2018

18:35 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
Ready to investigate rigging claims, says Imran Khan

"We are ready to investigate any rigging claims with the opposition. In the end, once again I want to thank the whole Pakistan. Please pray that I get the strength to fulfill all the promises I made to you. Pakistan Zindabad!",  tweets  Imran Khan.

18:15 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
Kashmir remains our biggest contention, says Imran Khan

'I am that Pakistani who believes that to improve economics in the subcontinent trade between India and Pakistan is important. This will be beneficial for both the countries. Kashmir remains our biggest contention. The human rights violations over 30 years; and the people of Kashmir have suffered massively', says Imran Khan.

18:10 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
Imran Khan talks about improving relations with China

"We will strengthen and improve our relations with China. We want to work towards success of CPEC. We also want to send teams to learn poverty alleviation from China. How to lift our most poor who can’t even eat two meals a day. The second thing we can learn from China is how they curbed corruption and set the example that corruption does not pay", says Imran Khan

18:00 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
Want good relations with India: Imran Khan

You walk one step, we will take two, Imran Khan's message to India on Kashmir in first address to Pakistan. Will have good relations with all the neighboring countries; will make relations with China stronger: Imran Khan 

17:58 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
Indian media showed me as a Bollywood villain, says Imran Khan

I was saddened by the way Indian media recently projected me. I am one of those Pakistanis that wants good relations with India, if we want to have a poverty-free subcontinent then we must have good relations and trade ties: Imran Khan

17:53 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
Imran Khan thanks security forces, people of Balochistan

We are witnessing the strengthening of democracy in Pakistan. The election process was completed successfully despite many terror attacks. I thank our security forces: Imran Khan,PTI Chief

17:49 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
Imran Khan sings praises for China in first speech after elections

"A country is not known by how well their rich live. It is judged by how their poor live. We have a lot to learn from China, how they have come so far to make such progress", says Imran Khan in his victory speech.

17:38 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
Imran Khan addresses nation, Pakistan's future PM thanks Allah Almighty

Hard work of 22 years have been paid off, says Imran Khan. Imran Khan inches closer to becoming next Pakistan PM.  In his address, Imran Khan said he is grateful to the people of Balochistan. 

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17:00 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
Imran Khan to address 'Naya Pakistan' shortly

"Yahaan Ka mausam badalnay wala hai, Yahaan koi aanay wala hai. Imran Khan to address the nation shortly!", tweeted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party's official Twitter account. "Thank You So Much, Being patriotic citizens of Pakistan under the charismatic leadership of @ImranKhanPTI ...InshaaAllah we will soon channelize destiny of Pakistan into positive direction", the tweet added.

16:57 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
Wasim Akram congratulates Imran Khan

Former Pakistan Cricket team captain Wasim Akram reaches Bani Gala to congratulate ImranKhan over the victory. 

16:51 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
Imran Khan leads amid slow vote count

Pakistan's former cricket star Imran Khan and his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf have maintained a commanding lead amid slow and tedious counting of ballots. Election officials said an official count confirming Pakistan's next government was expected later in the evening. As per unofficial results, Khan is getting as many as 119 seats in the 272-seat National Assembly which is not far from the 137 seat majority.

16:45 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
Pakistan Elections 2018: Balochistan province results

Balochistan Awami Party took 14 seats but PTI failed to impress the voters. MMA and Balochistan National Party won eight seats each while independent candidates and other parties held seat seats each.

16:42 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
Pakistan Elections 2018: Sindh province results

In Sindh, PPP grabbed 70 seats while PTI emerged as second largest party with 22 seats. Muttahida Qaumi Movement bagged 20 seats, Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) and other parties clinched eight seats each.

16:40 (IST) 26 Jul 2018
PTI wins Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the second time in a row

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PTI stood on top slot with 65 seats whereas ANP only claimed eight seats. Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) took nine seats, PPP two and other parties grabbed eight seats. 

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