Islamabad: The Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday took an
early lead in the 11th general elections of Pakistan, according to several
Pakistani media reports citing unofficial results.
While filing this report, the PTI is leading in 90 seats. Pakistan Muslim League-
Nawaz (PML-N) is second with 52 seats, and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has 30
seats, according to ARY news.
Other parties such as Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement
(MQM) have ten seats and four seats respectively. The independent candidates have
garnered ten seats, according to Daily Pakistan.
PTI chief Imran Khan is leading with 762 votes with 182 votes for PML-N’s and
former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in NA-53 Islamabad-II, Samaa TV reported
citing unofficial results.
Khan is also leading in NA-95 Mianwali seat, Geo News reported citing unofficial
PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto is leading with 1,754 votes in NA-246 Lyari
constituency, according to Samaa TV citing unofficial results.
Former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is leading with 3,461 votes in NA-213
Nawabshah seat. While Grand Democratic Alliance’s (GDA) Sheer Muhammad Rind is
second with 558 votes.
On the other hand, other candidates like PTI’s Ghulam Sarwar and Muhammad Shafiq
are leading in NA-59 Rawalpindi and NA-161 Lodhran-2 seats. PML-N’s Amir Muqam is
leading in NA-29 constituency.
Voting began at 8 am (local time), during which most of Pakistan’s nearly 106
million people came out to cast their votes. It ended at 6 pm.
Polling took place in the country’s 85,307 polling stations, out of which 17,007
were declared as “highly sensitive.”
As many as 12,570 candidates are contesting for 272 national and 577 provincial
assembly seats in Pakistan’s 11th general election.
As many as 800,000 law enforcement and army personnel were deployed across the
length and breadth of the nation to ensure a safe election.