Pakistan General Election 2024 Live Updates: As Pakistan’s elections begin today, the country’s Interior Ministry said it had decided to “temporarily suspend mobile services across the country” in light of the “deteriorating security situation,” it reported. Sunrise. Meanwhile, a police officer was killed after shooting at a polling station in the Tank region of the country, reported Reutersquoting the local news channel. Digital AR.
The elections are being held amid reports of violence in several parts of the country, including Balochistan, where 28 people were killed in two explosions on the eve of the elections. There are three main political contenders: the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and its key leader, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), led by Imran Khan, and the Pakistan Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), which projects former Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto as a candidate for prime minister. Nawaz’s daughter, politician Maryam Nawaz, has also been a key presence in election campaigns.
But who is expected to win? Hard to say. While some local polls do not predict an outright majority for any party, the PML-N is widely expected to emerge as the largest party and its leader, Nawaz Sharif, is expected to become prime minister for the fourth time.
About the elections: More than 128 million Pakistanis over the age of 18 have the right to vote in the 2024 elections. They will cast votes to elect a federal and provincial legislator on February 8. Pakistan’s National Assembly has 336 seats, and the next Prime Minister will need a simple majority (i.e. 169 votes) in the National Assembly to be sworn in. elect Cabinet members and other key leaders.