Cheif Election Commissioner Sardar Raza congratulates Pakistanis for participating in the democratic polling process.
He said that delay in announcing results was due to the new RTS which was implemented for the first time
PTI chief Imran Khan leading polls in Karachi, Islamabd constituecies.
RTS system has never been used in Pakistan, said secretary Election Commission, Babar Yaqoob.
He said that the delay in announcing polling results caused due to technical fault in RTS system.
PTI leading on 110 NA seats at 40% polls.
With the count still a long way to go, PTI supporters are already celebrating in cities across the country, including Lahore, Islamabad, Multan and Rawalpindi, with fireworks, dancing and reports of celebratory gunshots. “Imran is honest.
President Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Chaudhry Shujat Hussain and senior central leader Chaudhy Parvez Elahi have paid tributes to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for holding fair, transparent election and Pakistan Army for ensuring peaceful atmosphere for polls.
Hussain said that patriotic forces should come to the fore in the election irrespective of whether Nawaz Sharif is in or out. Elahi said that it is good to note that the voters have come out in very big number.
Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Babar Yaqub Wednesday said any complaint regarding the election results will be resolved swiftly.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad late Wednesday evening, Yaqoob said there is no shortage of Form 45 and that RTS is working satisfactorily.
We will use all political and legal options for redressal of these glaring excesses. This is an outright rigging and the results based on massive rigging will cause irreparable damage to the country.
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) July 25, 2018
12:00 a.m The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has rejected the allegations of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) regarding giving priority to some political parties and ignoring others. Spokesman of ECP said on Wednesday that MQM should avoid leveling baseless allegations.
11:30 Pakistan Pepole Party (PPP) expressed reservations over polling results.
11:00pm Shehbaz Sharif rejected the polling results. He alleged that Form-45 were not given to party’s polling agents.
الیکشن 2018: غیر حتمی غیر سرکاری نتائج۔۔ این اے 156، ملتان-3 سے تحریک انصاف کے رہنما شاہ محمود قریشی کامیاب#SawalHayVoteKa #NA156 @ranamubashir01 @GFarooqi @asmashirazi @SidraIqbal pic.twitter.com/IOLICw4UWg — Aaj News Urdu (@aaj_urdu) July 25, 2018
10:10 p.m- Unofficial and unconfirmed results of NA-59: PTI’s Ghulam Sarwar Khan ahead Ghulam Sarwar (PTI): 4185 Chaudhary Nisar (IND): 2199 10:00 p.m- Unofficial and unconfirmed results of NA-245: MQM-P’s Farooq Sattar ahead Farooq Sattar (MQM-P): 2557 Amir Liaqat Hussain: 1129 Unofficial and unconfirmed results of 217/272 NA seats have been recieved and seats won by different parties are as below: PTI 85 PML-N 45 PPP 26 IND 20 MMA 11 Others 30 9:50 p.m- Unofficial and unconfirmed results of NA-43: Independent candidate Gul Afridi ahead Gul Afridi (IND): 5997 Noor-ul-Haq (PTI): 5336 9:45 p.m- Unofficial and unconfirmed results of NA-243: PTI’s Imran Khan ahead Imran Khan (PTI): 1518 Syed Ali Raza (MQM-P): 883 9:40 p.m- Unofficial and unconfirmed results of NA-53: PTI’s Imran Khan ahead Imran Khan (PTI): 6457 Shahid Khaqan Abbasi (PML-N): 2409 9:35 p.m- Unofficial and unconfirmed results of NA-241: PTI’s Faheem Khan ahead Faheem Khan (PTI): 1014 Taib Zar Khan (PML-N): 552 9:30 p.m- Unofficial and unconfirmed results of NA-120: PML-N’s Rana Tanveer Husasain ahead Rana Tanveer Hussain (PML-N): 12087 Ali Asghar Chaudhary (PTI): 7023 9:20 p.m- Unofficial and unconfirmed results of NA-240: MQM’s Iqbal Muhammad Ali ahead Iqbal Muhammad Ali (MQM): 4648 Farrukh Manzoor (PTI): 2165
الیکشن 2018: غیر حتمی غیر سرکاری نتائج۔۔ این اے 245، کراچی شرقی-4، ڈاکٹر فاروق ستار آگے ڈاکٹر عامر لیاقت پیچھے لائیو دیکھیئے: https://t.co/2xh2Jq2qkY #SawalHayVoteKa @ranamubashir01 @GFarooqi @asmashirazi @SidraIqbal pic.twitter.com/7eBxg4JhhS — Aaj News Urdu (@aaj_urdu) July 25, 2018
9:15 p.m- Unofficial and unconfirmed results of NA-218: Independent candidate Ali Nawaz Shah ahead Ali Nawaz Shah (IND): 7895 Peer Hassan Ali Shah: 5576 9:10 p.m- Unofficial and un-confirmed results of NA-63: PTI’s Ghulam Sarwar Khan ahead Ghulam Sarwar Khan (PTI): 6896 Ch. Nisar(IND): 3341 9:00 p.m- According to the unofficial and unconfirmed results recieved till now the PTI is at first position winning 65/200 NA seats, PML-N at 2nd position getting 45/200 and PPP at 3rd position winning 33/200 seats in NA.
05:40: Only 20 minutes are left to cast your vote. Those already present in the stations will, however, be allowed to cast their votes.
05:09- The Election Commission of Pakistan has decided against extending polling time.
04:50- Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed pleads CEC to extend polling time by an hour, blaming the slow voting process.
04:35- PML-N leaders will be holding what has been described as an ’emregency’ press conference shortly.
04:28- After the PML-N and the PPP, Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid has requested the election commissioner to extend polling time by an hour.
04:15- Four people have been injured in Mahmoodabad area of Chaman after workers of two political parties clashed.
03:55- Three people have been injured in a firing incident in Dadu. Police have arrested seven, including the shooter.
03:38- Awami National Party chief Asfandyar Wali Khan has cast his vote in Charsadda’s NA-24 constituency.
03:30- Former president and PPP leader Asif Zardari casts vote in NA-213, Nawabshah. Zardari is contesting from the constituency as well.
03:10- COAS Gen Bajwa along with his wife casts his vote in Rawalpindi.
02:55- A voter made a video from a mobile phone while casting his vote inside a polling station in NA-135, Lahore.
02:45- The PML-N has written to the ECP seeking an extension in polling time for one hour owing to long queues outside polling stations.
02:39- A groom arrived at a polling station in Faisalabad to cast his vote.
02:23- Begum Shamim Sharif., mother of Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif arrived at the Islamia College Railway Road to cast her vote in the NA-124 constituency. She will be taken inside on a wheelchair to cast her vote.
02:10- Seven people, including one woman, have been arrested from different polling stations in Karachi for allegedly taking part in rigging.
01: 53- Former chief of army staff General (retd) Raheel Sharif casts his vote in Lahore.
01: 46- Three female voters have reportedly been injured as a wall collapsed at a polling station in Khairpur’s NA-208 constituency.
01: 22- Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani casts vote in Naukundi, Balochistan.
01:10- Former leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Makhdoom Javed Hashmi cast his vote in Multan.
12:55- Awami National Party central president Asfandyar Wali Khan has cast his vote in the town of Muhammad Nari in the Charsadda district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
12:30- PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari cast his vote in NA-200 Larkana. Addressing the media, he condemned the terrorist attack in Quetta.
12:04- The Election Commission of Pakistan takes notice of speeches delivered by PTI chief Imran Khan, Khwaja Asif and Shahbaz Sharif speech. Electoral body airing speech is a violation of the election code of conduct.
11: 52- Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar casts his vote in NA-130 constituency.
11:44- JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman has cast his vote in Dera Ismail Khan’s NA-38.
11:36- Death toll in Quetta blast has risen to 27, mean while the injured have been shifted to Civil Hospital.
11:20- Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief (and ‘prime-minister-in-waiting’) Imran Khan has cast his vote in a polling station in Bhara Kahu Dhok Jilani.
11:08- At least 2 people have been reported dead and 25 others got injured when a blast hit occurred outside a polling station in Quetta.
10:48- A cracker thrown at a PPP facilitation camp near Shah Muhammad Primary School in Larkana has injured 4.
10:39- Saad Rafiq reached cast his vote at NA 131, Defense, Lahore.
10:29- Former defence minister Khurram Dastgir casts vote in NA-81 Gujranwala.
10:19- Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi casts vote in the NA-56 constituency.
10:07- Police removes PTI’s camp in Faisalabad for violating ECP’s code of Conduct in NA-110.
10:04- Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf and Awami National Party workers clashed in Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. One person have been reportedly killed in the clash.
9.49: ECP rejects Pak Sarzameen Party’s request to extend polling time in NA-254 constituency.
9:35- Police have taken into custody an unidentified man who tried to storm his way into a polling station in Karachi’s Bihar Colony, NA-246 constituency.
9: 27- MQM-P leader Farooq Sattar casted his vote in Karachi. Sattar stated that the next five years are crucial for his party.
9:18- PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi spoke to the media after casting his vote in Multan.
9:02- Pak Sarzameen Party leader Mustafa Kamal has cast his vote in Karachi’s NA-243 constituency. Talking to media outside the polling station, Kamal claimed that his party will surprise the opposing parties.
8:58AM- PPP leader Khurshid Ahmed Shah casts vote in NA-207’s Islamia College polling station No 29.
8.42AM- Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari and sister Aseefa Bhutto Zardari cast their vote in Nawabshah.
8.30AM: Voting fails to begin at different polling stations.
8.25AM – JUI-F Leader Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman casts vote in DI Khan.
8.10AM – PTI leader Asad Umar casts vote in Islamabad.
8.07AM – PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif casts first vote in Model Town, Lahore NA- 130. On this occasion former CM Punjab urges citizens to cast their vote and use their constitutional right to brought change in Pakistan.
8.00AM – Polling begins across Pakistan.
Polling to elect the next civilian government has ended in Pakistan today on Wednesday with more than 12,000 candidates vying for 272 seats in parliament and 577 seats in four provincial assemblies. The polling will begin at 8am and end at 6pm.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) completed all the preparations for the General Elections 2018. The election campaign by political parties concluded across the country at Monday
Winding up their campaigns all political parties and independent candidates have made last ditch efforts through public gatherings, corner meetings and door to door campaigns to garner maximum public support.
The National Assembly in the capital Islamabad was comprised of 342 seats, of which 272 open seats were being contested. The remaining 70 seats were reserved for women and non-Muslims, with 60 for women and 10 for non-Muslims.
Punjab is the largest province and key to the formation of a new government with 141 assembly seats being sought by 1,623 candidates. For the 35 seats reserved for women from Punjab, 73 candidates are listed. The party obtaining the majority of seats in Punjab will likely form the next government.
The three major parties, Khan’s Tehrik-e-Insaf, the former ruling Pakistan Muslim League and Bilawal Zardari’s Pakistan People’s Party are focusing on Punjab. Khan, Zardari and PML-N chief Shahbaz Sharif campaigned for multiple seats. (Pakistani law allows candidates to run for multiple seats).
In southern Sindh province, there are 61 National Assembly seats being contested by 824 candidates and 48 candidates are vying for the 14 seats designated for women.
For northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, where there are 39 National Assembly seats, there are 725 candidates in the field. There are eight reserved seats for women with 35 candidates listed. In southwestern Baluchistan province, 16 seats are up for grabs with 287 candidates running for them, and three seats for women with 16 candidates.
The capital city Islamabad has three assembly seats and this year 73 candidates are in the running. There are 12 assembly seats being contested in the tribal belt along the Afghan border and 289 candidates are competing for those seats.
Under Pakistani law, separate seats are reserved for women and non-Muslim minorities, which comprise about 4 percent of the country’s more than 200 million residents.
Punjab Assembly: It has 371 seats, of which 297 are being contested by 4,036 candidates. Vying for the 66 seats for women are 174 candidates and for the eight seats for non-Muslims, 32 candidates are lined up.
Sindh Assembly: For the 168-seat body, 130 seats are being contested by 2,252 candidates. For the 29 seats for women, 91 candidates are listed and for nine reserved seats for non-Muslim minorities, 39 candidates are listed.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly: In the 124-seat assembly, 99 seats are being contested by 1,154 candidates. The election of one seat has been postponed due to the death of a candidate in a suicide attack in the provincial capital Peshawar. For 22 women’s seats, 79 candidates are lined up and for three minority seats, 20 candidates are in the wings.
Baluchistan Assembly: There are 939 candidates in the running for 51 general seats. The contest for one seat has been postponed due to the death of a candidate and 148 supporters in the district of Mastung in a suicide bombing. The attacker blew himself up as provincial candidate Siraj Raisani held a rally in the Drin Garh area of Mastung. For the 11 seats reserved for women, 42 candidates are in line. For three reserved seats for non-Muslims there are 22 candidates.
According to the electoral rolls, 105.96 million voters are eligible to cast the vote. In all, 85,307 polling stations and 2,41,132 polling booths have been set up across the country.
Over 20,000 polling stations have been declared sensitive whereas CCTV cameras have been installed inside and outside 70 of them.
Ensuring safe and secure environment for election:
Pakistan Army has completed deployment of troops across the country in respective areas of responsibility to provide mandated assistance to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for holding free, fair and transparent Elections 2018.
According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the troops would coordinate with other law enforcement agencies and local administration for ensuring safe and secure environment on the polling day.
As many as 450,000 policemen and 3,00,000 army troops have been deployed for the polling day.
The ECP has issued special directives to the polling staff according to which senior presiding officers will serve the same duty as that of assistant presiding officer (APO). He will also be the acting presiding officer and will sign form 45 and 46.
The senior officers will keep notice whether the vote has been cast in ballot box or not. It will be better that the APO keep the CNIC of voters with himself until the vote casting procedure completes.
The duties assigned to APO includes entering CNIC and vote number, registering gender, name electoral area, taking voter’s thumbprint, stamping counter file in front and signature.
The election comes amid controversy surrounding former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who recently returned to the country from England to face corruption charges even as he has sought to return his party, the Pakistan Muslim League, to power. Meanwhile, popular former cricket player Imran Khan hopes to become the next premier. Here is a look at contested seats in the National Assembly and four provincial assemblies and the number of candidates running.