Islamabad(EMS). Pakistan has to face a hung parliament. Meanwhile, political parties on Sunday intensified their efforts to form a coalition government after it became clear that no party has got a majority in the country after the general elections. General elections were held in Pakistan on Thursday, but the atmosphere was spoiled due to unusual delay in announcing the results. Many parties created ruckus and some even protested.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has declared the results of 264 out of 265 seats contested in the elections. Most of the independent candidates, supported by jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), won 101 seats in the National Assembly. At the same time, Nawaz Sharif's party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has got 75 seats. Bilawal Zardari Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party got 54 seats and the Karachi-based Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P), a group of Urdu-speaking people who came from India during partition, got 17 seats. Other small parties won the remaining 12 seats. Let us tell you that to form the government, a party has to win 133 seats out of 265 contested in the National Assembly.
Army Chief's support to Nawaz
Meanwhile, former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz supremo Nawaz Sharif has received the support of Pakistan Army Chief. Asim Munir said that a coalition government is necessary to take Pakistan out of the current difficulties. On the other hand, Nawaz Sharif has started working on the strategy to form the government. Nawaz has entrusted the task of negotiating this issue to his younger brother, former Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. Shahbaz has already met senior PPP leaders. Meanwhile, a delegation of MQM-P is in Lahore and held a meeting with Shahbaz. It is believed that Bilawat's party is placing many conditions on the PPP alliance, due to which things do not seem to be working out right now.