The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) won the 2024 elections by an absolute landslide, Imran Khan’s party declared on Friday as the independent candidates linked to the jailed former prime minister’s party were outperforming expectations in the polls.
This comes as Khan’s PTI was barred from contesting Thursday’s election as a bloc, but unofficial tallies by local TV channels showed independent candidates, including dozens anointed by his party, leading in most constituencies. Amid a delay in official results, PTI cautioned against manipulation, asserting it would only lead to chaos and instability.
PTI won the Elections 2024 by an absolute landslide.
The world witnessed it.
Manipulation of results now will not achieve anything other than absolute chaos & instability.
The people have decided!
Honor their decision.#Elections2024 https://t.co/ex0UHLNftc
— PTI (@PTIofficial) February 9, 2024
‘OVER 150 SEATS’
By 6 am (local time) the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had announced just eight National Assembly results, with three seats going to PTI-linked candidates. “PTI won the Elections 2024 by an absolute landslide. The world witnessed it. Manipulation of results now will not achieve anything other than absolute chaos & instability. The people have decided! Honor their decision,” the PTI wrote on X early Friday morning.
“Copies of these forms have been collected by PTI candidates’ polling agents, which show them winning by a large majority. According to independent reports, PTI has won well over 150 National Assembly seats & is in a solid position to form government in Federal, Punjab & KP, with a clear majority. However, manipulation of the results in the late hours of the night is an utter disgrace & a brazen theft of the nation’s mandate. The people of Pakistan vehemently reject the rigged results,” the party added.
The ECP earlier blamed “internet problems” for the delay. TV stations were basing their projections on counting done at the local constituency level. Earlier, before the first results were announced, PTI chief organiser Omar Ayub Khan said he was confident the party had done enough. “Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-backed independent candidates have the ability to form the next federal government with a two-thirds majority,” he said in a video statement released to media.