An agreement was reached to form a coalition government in Pakistan

An agreement was reached to form a coalition government in Pakistan

According to the news in the national media, former President Asif Ali Zardari, Co-Chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), former Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Chaudri Shujaat, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Qaidi Azam Group (PML-Q), United People’s Movement Party (MQM-P) leader Khalid Maqbul Siddiqi and Istihkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP) Chairman Alim Khan held a joint press conference in the capital Islamabad.

In his statement here, PPP Co-Chairman Zardari said that they decided to form a coalition government to save the country from the crises it is in.

Zardari also called on Pakistan Justice Movement (PTI), the party of detained former Prime Minister Imran Khan, and asked PTI to be a part of the reconciliation process.

Former Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif from PML-N stated that the criticism phase during the elections is over and a new parliament will be formed.

Sharif noted that differences must be put to an end in order to move Pakistan forward and revive the economy, and pointed out that they have achieved a two-thirds majority in the National Assembly, referring to the parties participating in the press conference.

– Shahbaz Sharif will be nominated for the prime minister’s seat

Following the press conference of the political parties, PML-N Spokesperson Meryem Aurangzeb stated in her statement from X that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif decided to nominate his brother, former Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, for the post of prime minister in the new government to be established.

Aurangzeb also noted that Nawaz Sharif’s daughter and PML-N Deputy Chairman Maryam Nawaz will be nominated as the prime minister of the Punjab province.

– Warning from Imran Khan against forming a government with “stolen votes”

According to the statement made on the X account of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is detained in Pakistan, Khan pointed out that there is a dire need for justice and democracy in the elections in Pakistan, and warned against any new government that will be established with “stolen votes” in the National Assembly, and that this situation will worsen the economy. He also stated that it would make things worse.

Khan emphasized that his party, PTI, will never compromise on the will of the people and said, “My party is not affiliated with any political party that steals the authority of the people, including the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the United People’s Movement Party (MQM-P). “I gave instructions not to discuss the issue of forming a coalition.” he said.

-No party gained a majority

The Election Commission of Pakistan announced the results of the elections of the National Assembly and provincial assemblies held on February 8 on February 11.

According to the election results, no party can obtain a sufficient majority to come to power on its own. An absolute majority of 169 is required to form a government in the National Assembly.

Independent MPs won 101 seats in the National Assembly, where 266 seats were competed on February 8. 93 of the 101 seats in question belong to PTI-supported independent MPs.

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s party PML-N won 75 seats, PPP co-chaired by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari won 54 seats and MQM-P won 17 seats.

Elections for two seats in the National Assembly will be held later due to the death of a parliamentary candidate and the inability to complete voting.


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