Pakistan, which is facing serious economic crisis and political uncertainty, needs a stable government.

New Delhi :

Pakistan's National Assembly elections have been held but the situation regarding the political future of the country is not yet clear. Jailed former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan united his supporters. Leaders of his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) contested the elections as independent and succeeded in winning 101 seats. But there is still uncertainty about who will be the next government in Pakistan, because no party has succeeded in reaching the required figure of 133 seats to form the government.

It has become clear from the election results that due to no party being able to get majority, a coalition government will now be formed in Pakistan. Parties are racing to form an alliance to prove their majority. Now 'horse trading' is going on to gather the required numbers. In this situation, problems seem to be increasing for PTI. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari both want to keep Imran Khan away from power in the country at any cost.

These two leaders are in talks for an alliance, but despite joining hands, they will be 6 seats short of the majority.

Nawaz-Bilawal may have the upper hand

If Nawaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto form an alliance, they may have the upper hand. Nawaz Sharif's PML-N has got 73 seats and Bilawal Bhutto's party PPP has got 54 seats. If both combine, the total number of seats will be 127. This number is 6 less than the 133 seats required to form the government.

The final figures of the results were released more than 60 hours after voting took place in the National Assembly elections held on Thursday in Pakistan. Questions have been raised on the election process due to this delay.

The results proved the popularity of Imran Khan

Imran Khan is in jail surrounded by allegations ranging from leaking the country's confidential information to corruption and illegal marriage. Even though he cannot be a part of any government during his stay in jail, yet lakhs of supporters of this former cricketer voted for the candidates who contested the elections as independents of his party. Although these results may prove to be Imran Khan's popularity, they will not prove to hand him back the reins of power.    

Even though Imran's supporters have won the maximum number of seats, they will have to suffer the loss due to the fact that they did not contest the elections under the banner of any party. Even though the winning independent candidates supporting Imran are together, they are not eligible to nominate anyone for their share of the 70 reserved seats in the Parliament. These seats are distributed according to the numerical strength of the party in Parliament. Nawaz Sharif's party can get up to 20 of these seats.

Allegation of tampering with election results

The Election Commission of Pakistan had earlier indicated that the results of two seats could not be included yet, one for which voting was postponed due to the death of a candidate, and the other for which voting would take place later this month. .

Amidst the ongoing political maneuvering in Pakistan, PTI has alleged tampering in the election results. Imran Khan's party has taken the matter to court and protested against the alleged rigging. The coming days are very important in Pakistan. The eyes of the whole world are fixed on the political future of Pakistan. Will this country, which is facing a huge economic crisis, be able to get a stable government? Hopefully the answer to this question will be found soon.