Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Legendary Cricketer Imran Khan set to Rule Pakistan

Legendary Cricketer Imran Khan set to Rule Pakistan

Islamabad/ Karachi: Legendary cricketer turned politician Imran Khan is almost set to become the new Prime Minister of Pakistan with his Party Pakistan Tehreek –e-Insaf (PTI) getting the substantial lead over Nawaz Sharief’s Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML-N) in the General Election 2018 held Wednesday, 25th July 2018 amidst sucide bomb blasts by ISIS killing about 34 people and injuring more than 36 people in Quetta of Balochistan.
As Pakistan Election  results are pouring in and early trends have given Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) a substantial lead in about 103 seats out of 272 in the Pak National Assembly while  Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML-N) leads in 73 seats.  Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) of former president Asif Ali Zardari leads in 39 seats whil others lead in about 60+ seats. In case of a hung National Assembly, the PPP and Bilawal Bhutto could play kingmaker.

Independents are leading on 23 seats according to trends available for 209 seats out of 272 seats. The Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) - an alliance of traditional religious parties such as Jamaat-e-Islami led by Qazi Hussain Ahmed, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl headed by Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan led by Maulana Shah Ahmad Noorani and Tehreek-e-Jafaria led by Allama Sajid Naqvi - is leading on 11 seats.

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.

 In case of Hung Assembly Imran Khan may have to move to get support form other party to form his Govt.

Will Cricket Player Imran Khan will shed the old enimity towards India and show sports mentality to improve the relations ? India has to wait and see.

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