Pakistan election: PML-N and PPP, Imran Khan’s opponents, agree to establish government

PML-N's Nawaz Sharif plans to nominate his brother Shehbaz Sharif - pictured here - to be prime minister

Nawaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s political parties in Pakistan have agreed to work together to create a government after the recent election.

Mr Bhutto’s political party, the Pakistan People’s Party, said it will support Mr. Sharif’s political party, the Pakistan Muslim League, in choosing a prime minister.

The two groups used to work together to remove Imran Khan from power in 2022. He is currently in prison.

This time, candidates who were not part of any political party but supported by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) won the most seats.

PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari said in a press conference that even though his party and the PML-N competed against each other in elections, they are now working together for the country’s benefit.

Mr Zardari said we don’t have to fight forever.

The PML-N said that both groups had agreed to work together for political stability.

The results showed that independent candidates supported by PTI won 93 out of 266 seats. This made voters unsure about which parties would make the next government.

PML-N got 75 seats and PPP got 54 seats.

Also, more seats will be given to parties from the 70 seats reserved for women and non-Muslims. Independent candidates cannot get these extra seats.

According to a PML-N official, Marriyum Aurangzeb, the leader of the party, Mr. Sharif, wants to choose his brother, Shehbaz, to be the prime minister. Both men were prime ministers before.

Mr Bhutto said his party will support PML-N to elect a prime minister, but he also said his party will not take any positions in the cabinet.

Imran Khan and his party think the elections were unfair and want to protest the results.

Talking to reporters in court for the first time since the vote, Khan said: “I want to caution against the mistake of forming a government with votes that were stolen. ”

“This type of theft will not only disrespect the people but also make the country’s economy even worse. ”

The officials say they did not tamper with the votes.


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