Nawaz Sharif, in his so-called victory speech addressing party workers in Lahore on Friday afternoon, said Pakistan needs ten years of stability to emerge from the crises it finds itself in and said the nation needs a healing touch . On Saturday, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Syed Asim Munir issued a similar statement and used almost the same words.
Munir said Pakistan needed “steady hands” and a “healing touch” to overcome the politics of anarchy and polarization. He said polarization “does not suit a progressive country of 250 million inhabitants.”
“Elections are not a zero-sum competition where you win and lose, but rather an exercise in determining the mandate of the people. “Political leaders and their workers must rise above self-interest and create synergies in efforts to govern and serve the people, which is perhaps the only way to make democracy functional and meaningful,” the chief said. of the army, according to a report GeoNews.
Statements made by Nawaz Sharif and the Pakistan army chief share striking similarities that further fuel claims that the general elections were more of a “general election”, a reference to the Pakistan army’s long-standing practice of interfering in the process electoral of the nation.
People familiar with the developments told CNN-News18 on Thursday that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) founder Nawaz Sharif got the blessing of the generals.
In a report published on Thursday, the aforementioned people also said that Pakistan’s deep state suspended cellular networks in an attempt to manipulate the polls.
Pakistan’s election results showed that independents backed by Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) won 91 seats (at the time of writing) and the PML-N won 71 seats, but both rivals failed to win. reach the magic number. necessary to form the government at the center.
PTI-backed independents won 91 seats, PML-N won 69 seats, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) won 52 seats, Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan (MQM-P) won 15 seats, Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid) (PML-Q) won 3 seats, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) won 2 seats, non-PTI-backed independents won 8 seats and other contenders won five seats.
Nawaz Sharif delivered a victory speech from the PML-N headquarters in Lahore and sent Shehbaz Sharif to hold coalition talks with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), the Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan (MQM-P) and the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F).
The PTI is also talking to smaller parties in a bid to form a government.
Both sides said they have a majority to form a government in the center as well as in the provinces of Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.