ISLAMABAD: PTI chief Imran Khan on won the crucial Islamabad 2 seat with a massive margin of 92,891 votes, defeating former PM and PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
Amid massive and allegations of rigging, a clear picture of Pakistan general elections 2018 started emerging in the wee hours of Thursday. Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), was heading towards a clear majority. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, party of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, outrightly rejected the results, alleging “blatant” rigging of the election while the counting of votes was underway.
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Pakistan Chief Election Commissioner Muhammad Raza Khan acknowledged that there has been delay in announcement of election results which “caused some annoyance.”
The primary race for the next Prime Minister of Pakistan is between Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief and former cricketer Imran Khan, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader Nawaz and Bilawal Bhutto Zadari of the Pakistan People’s Party.
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The voting had begun at 8 am on Wednesday concluded at 6 pm. Millions of voters flocked at the polling stations across the country to cast their votes. There was a total of 85,307 polling stations, out of which 17,007 were announced as ‘highly sensitive’.
There are a total of 105, 955, 409 number of registered voters. Nearly 12,570 candidates are in fray for a total of 849 seats of national and provincial assemblies in the general election. Of these, votes shall be cast in 271 constituencies out of 272 National Assembly seats. While in the four provinces, candidates will battle it out in 500 of the 507 seats available.
Around 220 million ballot papers have been printed for the election. The colour of ballot paper for the National Assembly is green whereas white coloured paper shall be used for the Provincial Assembly.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), however, deferred polling in eight national and provincial assembly constituencies which include PK-78 Peshawar, PP-87 Mianwali, PS-87 Malir, PK-99 Dera Ismail Khan, PB-35 Mastung, PP-103 and NA-103 Faisalabad.
The run-up to the elections has been one of the bloodiest in the countries history which saw string of deadly attacks by terrorists targeting election candidates and their supporters.
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26 July 2018, 10:11 AM
PTI chief Imran Khan wins NA-53 Islamabad 2 with 92,891 votes, as per Geo TV news. He defeated former PM and PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi runner-up with 44,314 votes.
26 July 2018, 08:59 AM
Supporters of Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), political party wave a party flag as they celebrate during the general election in Rawalpindi. (Reuters photo)
26 July 2018, 08:41 AM
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI’s) Aamir Liaquat appears to be comfortably leading in NA-245 in Karachi, reported Dawn news. Seats NA-135, NA-3, NA-54 has also been bagged by PTI. Malik Karamat Ali Khokar won NA-135 Lahore XIII with 64,765 votes. Saleem Rehman won NA-3 Swat-II with 68,162 votes while Asad Umar bagged NA-54 Islamabad-III with 56,945 votes.
26 July 2018, 07:41 AM
A party can form the government if it manages to clinch 172 seats out of the total 342. A single party will need at least 137 of the 272 seats. Imran Khan`s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party is leading in 117 seats as of now.
26 July 2018, 07:37 AM
In Khi and Hyderabad regions, results were handed out on plain paper instead of Form 45.
26 July 2018, 07:16 AM
As per latest unofficial trends PPP’s Zulfiqar Bachani has won NA-224 Tando Allahyar election with 80,230 votes, PTI’s Khurram Shehzad Nawaz secured NA-52 Islamabad-1 with 64,690 votes
and PML-N’s Hamza Shehbaz wins NA-124 Lahore-2 by bagging 139,443 votes: Geo TV
26 July 2018, 07:13 AM
The CEC’s presser came hours after PML -Nawaz president Shahbaz Sharif outrightly rejected the results alleging rigging of the election.”Some five other parties including PPP have raised the rigging issue in polls. After consulting them, I will announce the future course of action. Pakistan has suffered today,” he told journalists at the press conference in Lahore. “We will fight this injustice and use all options,” he said, adding that there has been a “blatant violation” of the mandate.
26 July 2018, 06:59 AM
With 42 per cent results are in. The latest show PTI leading on 112 seats while the PML-N is ahead on 65 seats. The Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) is on the third spot with a lead in 43 seats.
26 July 2018, 06:48 AM
In an early morning press conference, at around 4 am, the Election Commission of Pakistan said that “technical difficulties” were behind the unprecedented delay. Chief Election Commissioner Muhammad Raza Khan acknowledged that the delay in announcement of election results has “caused some annoyance”. He added that the delay was on account of a new system – Results Transmission System – introduced by it. “We were implementing it for the first time. Therefore, there was some delay,” he said, as reported by The Dawn.
26 July 2018, 00:49 AM
We reject the Pakistan general election 2018 results, says PML-N president, Shehbaz Sharif
26 July 2018, 00:27 AM
PTI’s Rai Murtaza Iqbal wins from Sahiwal-VI.
25 July 2018, 23:38 PM
PTI is leading in more than 100 National Assembly constituencies while PML-N is ahead on more than 55 NA seats.
25 July 2018, 23:28 PM
PTI leading across 21 Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa seats, ANP in six and MMA in four. PTI also leads across 70 Punjab seats while PML-N in 57.
25 July 2018, 23:20 PM
PPP leads across 45 Sindh Assembly seats. GDA leads across 14 Sindh Assembly seats.
25 July 2018, 23:06 PM
PTI leading across 66 Punjab seats while PML-N in 52. PPP leads across two Umerkot constituencies.
25 July 2018, 23:04 PM
PTI leading across 56 Punjab seats, PML-N in 51.
25 July 2018, 23:02 PM
PTI leads with 84 seats, PML-N at 58, PPP at 26
25 July 2018, 22:12 PM
PTI leads across 54 Punjab seats, while PML-N in 43 seats.
25 July 2018, 22:11 PM
PTI leads across 12 Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa seats. ANP trails with five.
25 July 2018, 21:59 PM
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, PML-N candidate and former prime minister of Pakistan second with 4,677 votes in Rawalpindi-I. PTI’s Sadaqat Abbasi is leading with 6,394 votes.
25 July 2018, 21:21 PM
PTI leading across 38 Punjab seats, PML-N in 24. PPP dominates Sindh Assembly with leads across 27 seats, compared with GDA’s 12-seat lead.
25 July 2018, 20:51 PM
Bahawalpur III (25 polling stations)
Leading candidate: Tariq Bashir, PML-Q (7170 votes)
Trailing candidate: Saud Majeed, PML-N (4580 votes)
Leading candidate: Tahir Iqbal, PTI (1939 votes)
Trailing candidate: Tehmina Daultana, PML-N (1786 votes)
Bilal Rehman, Independent (5168 votes)
Trailing candidate: Sajid Khan, PTI (3425 votes)
Thatta (11 polling stations)
Leading candidate: Shamsunnisa, PPP (3410 votes)
Trailing candidate: Arsalan Bukhsh, PTI (749 votes)
Rahim Yar Khan V (4 polling stations)
Leading candidate: Imtiaz Ahmed, PML-N (2861 votes)
Trailing candidate: Javed Iqbal, PTI (2401 votes)
Leading candidate: Ghulam Sarwar PTI, (1440 votes)
Trailing candidate: Chaudhary Nisar, Independent (678 votes)
25 July 2018, 20:37 PM
Farrukh Habib, PTI (460 votes)
Trailing candidate: Abid Sher Ali, PML-N (380 votes)Dera Ghazi Khan-IV (2 polling stations)
Leading candidate: Muhammed Khan Leghari, PTI (2084 votes)
Trailing candidate: Shehbaz Sharif, PML-N (445 votes)
Lahore-V (30 polling stations)
Leading candidate: Ali Pervez, PML-N (13579 votes)
Trailing candidate: Jamshed Iqbal, PTI (10863 votes)
Qila Saifullah (5 polling stations)
Leading candidate: Maulana Abdul Wasay, MMA (1431 votes)
Trailing candidate: Maulana Abdul Rauf, JUI-Nazryati (306 votes)
25 July 2018, 20:34 PM
Karachi (16 polling stations)
Leading candidate: Shehbaz Sharif, PML-N president (1307 votes)
Trailing candidate: Faisal Vawda (982 votes)
Leading candidate: Sadiq Baloch, PML-N (4425 votes)
Trailing candidate: Shafiq Arain, PTI (3659 votes)
Leading candidate: Usman Dar, PTI (1215 votes)
Trailing candidate: Khawaja Asif, PML-N (765 votes)
Leading candidate: Ghulam Abbas, PTI (6173 votes)
Trailing candidate: Ali Zahid, PML-N (4537 votes)
Leading candidate: Amjad Ali Khan, PTI (28389)
Trailing candidate: Hameer Hayat Khan, PML-N (12390)
25 July 2018, 20:31 PM
Gujrat-III (24 polling stations)
Leading candidate: Sahibzada Sibghatullah, PTI (6271 votes)
Trailing candidate: Sahibzada Tariqullah, MMA (3863 votes)
Sardar Irfan Dogar, PML-N (2384votes)
Trailing candidate: Ali Usman, PTI (2143 votes)
Nawab Sher, PTI (725 votes)
Trailing candidate: Talal Chaudhry, PML-N (320 votes)
Muhammed Asghar, PTI (4110 votes)
Trailing candidate: Abdul Ghaffar Watto, Independent (2009 votes)
Jam Abdul Kareem, PPP (4078 votes)
Trailing candidate: Masroor Ali, PTI (2060 votes)
25 July 2018, 20:29 PM
Leading: Ahsan Iqbal, PML-N (937 votes)
Trailing: Abrarul Haq, PTI (587 votes)
Lahore (32 polling stations)
Leading candidate: Ejaz Ahmed, PTI (9872 votes)
Trailing candidate: Sheikh Rohail Asghar (9642 votes)
Tando Muhammad Khan
Syed Naved Qamar, PPP (2979 votes)
Trailing candidate: Ali Nawaz Talpur, GDA (1117 votes)
Leading candidate: Sumaira Malik , PML-N (6437 votes)
Trailing candidate: Umar Aslam Awan, PTI (3483 votes)
Leading candidate: Saleem Rehman , PTI (241 votes)
Trailing candidate: Shehbaz Sharif, PML-N (62 votes)
25 July 2018, 20:06 PM
Leading: Imran Khan, PTI (4192 votes)
Trailing: Obaidullah Khan, PML-N (976 votes)
Leading: Dr Yasmeen, PTI (6394)
Trailing: Wahid Alam Khan, PML-N (5948)
Karachi South (10 polling stations)
Leading candidate: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, PPP, (1755 votes)
Trailing candidate: Abdul Shakoor Shad, PTI (1144 votes)
25 July 2018, 20:06 PM
Abdul Majid Khan, PTI bags 2571 votes from Layyah I seat, however, Bahadur Khan, Independent manages 1952 votes till now.
25 July 2018, 20:04 PM
From Multan-II seat, Amir Dogar, PTI is leading with 8936 votes while Tariq Rasheed, PML-N is trailing with 7450 votes.
25 July 2018, 20:03 PM
Leading candidate: Niaz Ahmed, PTI (3441)
Trailing candidate: Saqlain Bukhari, PML-N (2073)
Multan-I (2 polling stations)
Sikandar Bosan, Independent (2271 votes)
Trailing candidate: Abdul Qadir Gilani, PPP (1793 votes)
Leading candidate: Amjad Ali, PTI (5183 votes)
Trailing candidate: Humar Hayat Khan, PML-N (1125 votes)
Leading candidate: Omar Ayub, PTI (246 votes)
Trailing candidate: Babar Nawaz, PML-N (196 votes)
Leading candidate: Sahibzada Sibghatullah, PTI (1967 votes)
Trailing candidate: Najmuddin Khan, PTI (897 votes)
25 July 2018, 20:01 PM
Leading – Muhammad Ahmad Ludhianvi, Independent (567 votes)
Trailing – Waqas Akram, Independent (336 votes)
Leading – Asad Umar, PTI (228 votes)
Trailing – Anjum Aqeel, PML-N (55 votes)
Dera Ismail Khan-I (3 polling stations)
Leading – Maulana Fazlur Rehman, MMA ( 936 votes)
Trailing – Waqar Ahmed Khan, Independent Candidate (556 votes)
Leading – Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, PML-N (228 votes)
Trailing – Sadaqat Abbasi, PTI (188 votes)
Leading – Khawaja Saad Rafique, PML-N (2454 votes)
Trailing candidate: Imran Khan, PTI (895 votes)
25 July 2018, 19:58 PM
Leading – Farooq Sattar, MQM-P (1321 votes)
Trailing – Dr Sagheer, PSP (869 votes)
Leading – Asif Ali Zardari, PPP (146 votes)
Trailing – Sardar Sher Mohammad, GDA: (60 votes)
Leading – Abdul Qadir Patel, PPP (390 votes)
Trailing – Asghar Mehmood, TLP (155 votes)
Bahawalpur IV (10 polling stations)
Leading – Khadija Amir, PTI (2460 votes)
Trailing – Najeebuddin Owaisi, PML-N (2170 votes)
Leading – Rasool Buksh Chandio- PPP (266 votes)
Trailing – Fahmida Mirza, GDA (261 votes)
25 July 2018, 19:53 PM
Imran Khan of PTI is leading with 313 votes from Bannu while Akram Khan Durrani of MMA is trailing bagging 210 votes.
25 July 2018, 19:53 PM
From Umerkot seat, Nawab Yusuf Talpur, PPP is leading with 538 votes while Shah Mehmood Qureshi of PTI is trailing with 398 votes.
25 July 2018, 19:49 PM
Neck-and-neck fight between Fawad Chaduhry of PTI (62 votes) and Matloob Mehdi, PML-N (52 votes) from Jhelum II seat.
25 July 2018, 19:48 PM
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari of PPP is way ahead with 432 votes. MMA’s Rashid Soomro manages to bag just 83 votes so far from Larkana-I constituency
25 July 2018, 19:46 PM
The leading candidate from Multan IV is PTI’s Zain Qureshi (98 votes), the trailing candidate is Abdul Ghaffar of PML-N (76 votes).
25 July 2018, 19:41 PM
From Islamabad-II constituency, PTI chief Imran Khan is leading with 213 votes and PML-N’s Shahid Khaqan is trailing with 74 votes.
25 July 2018, 19:35 PM
PTI chief Imran Khan is leading from Mianwali-I with 863 votes while Obaidullah Khan of PML-N is trailing with 381 votes.
25 July 2018, 19:34 PM
Pakistan People’s Party’s Khursheed Shah is leading from Sukkur seat with 500 votes at Thori polling station while Tahir Shah of PTI manages to bag only 40 votes.
25 July 2018, 19:27 PM
A neck-and-neck fight is going on in Buner constituency. While PTI’s Sher Akbar Khan bags 79 votes, Fanoos Gujar of Awami Worker’s Party (AWP) is trailing with 76 votes at Government Primary School Polling Station.
25 July 2018, 19:21 PM
As per initial trends, MMA’s Abdul Wasay is leading with 832 votes while JUI-Nazriati’s Abdul Rauf bags 86 votes in Kila Saifullah constituency
25 July 2018, 19:16 PM
25 July 2018, 19:14 PM
People, queuing up outside the polling stations, will also be allowed to cast their votes.
25 July 2018, 18:45 PM
Polling time ends across Pakistan, voters present inside the booths are being allowed to cast their votes.