The PPP is in a position to vote to form a government in Sindh; MQM sweeps Karachi


MQM-P gains strong position in NA with 17 seats in total, 15 from Karachi and 2 from Hyderabad

Supporters of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) attend an election campaign rally in Karachi on January 21, 2024. – AFP
  • PPP wins 84 general seats out of total 130 in Sindh assembly.
  • The NA seats won by the PPP amount to 44, while the MQM-P wins 17.
  • In Sindh, the MQM-P wins 28 of Karachi's 47 seats.

KARACHI: The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) is all set to form a government in Sindh after winning over 100 seats in the Sindh provincial assembly, the first time in the history of general elections in Pakistan, sources said. Geographic news.

The PPP has won 84 general seats in the 130-strong Sindh Assembly, while it is also expected to receive 20 seats reserved for women and six for members of religious minorities, raising its expected number to 110 members in the 168th House of Assembly. Representatives of the province. Sindh Assembly. In Karachi, the PPP won 10 seats.

On the National Assembly front, however, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has gained a strong position with 17 seats out of a total of 22: 15 in Karachi and two in Hyderabad.

The PPP, however, managed to win 44 seats in the lower house of the Sindh Parliament, of which seven were from Karachi, sources said. In the Sindh provincial assembly, the MQM-P won 28 of the 47 seats.

The overall position of the MQM-P was determined after the Election Commission of Pakistan announced the “complete results” of the provincial and National Assembly constituencies.

Independent candidates in the Sindh provincial Assembly won 14 seats, while Jamaat-e-Islami and the Grand Democratic Alliance won two seats each.

The country witnessed a historic 10th general election, when 60 million Pakistanis exercised their right to vote on February 8. The nation now awaits the full result of the 2024 elections and the ECP will make gradual announcements of the full results across the country.

On February 8, the country's population elected its representatives for the national and provincial assemblies, in 855 electoral districts.

As results come in, independent candidates are seen dominating the polls, with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) claiming to be in a position to form a government majority in the Center amid controversy surrounding the result.

Currently, PTI-backed candidates lead with almost 100 seats, followed by the PML-N (71), the PPP (53) and the MQM-P (17).

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