Imran Khan PTI claims simple majority
Islamabad: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan believes he has the required numbers to form the government. The PTI has an open support of 168 and needs 172 to win a simple majority.
After getting massive support from independent members-elect in Punjab, PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry claimed to have secured majority at centre and announced to form government.
Mr Chaudhry said that PTI has got support of as many as 168 lawmakers in National Assembly and 180 lawmakers in Punjab Assembly.
Earlier, Pakistan Mus-lim League Quaid’s (PML-Q) leaders Chaudhry Shujat Hussain and Pervez Elahi called on PM-in-waiting Imran Khan at his residence in Bani Gala and pledged support to him in Punjab.
Mr Elahi said that he will retain his seat in Punjab Assembly while relinquishing both seats of NA. He overtly rejected the stance that Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) enjoys majority in the province. He said he had never practiced politics of blackmailing and would never do so in the future.
The PTI had won 116 of the 270 National Asse-mbly seats, emerging as the largest political party in the country. The PML-N grabbed 64 seats, while the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) was in third place with 43 NA seats.