Pakistan Election 2024 Live Updates: PTI Praises Voter Turnout
Imran Khan’s party declared that the people of Pakistan turned out in “unprecedented numbers” on Thursday to vehemently oppose oppression, lawlessness and fraud within the system. The party emphasized that this massive turnout means a significant win for the jailed former prime minister, his party and the entire nation. Vote counting began immediately after voting concluded, even though the election was overshadowed by a crackdown on Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, sporadic violence and connectivity issues due to the government’s suspension. of mobile and Internet services to prevent terrorist attacks. Khan’s party hailed today’s voter turnout as a historic victory for the nation.
“Although the illegitimate fascist regime tried every low tactic to scare and dissuade people from voting, the people of Pakistan came out today in unprecedented numbers to vehemently reject the system of oppression, anarchy and fraud!” PTI said in a post on X. “This is a big victory for Imran Khan, PTI and the Pakistani nation!” the post said.
00:18 (IST) February 9, 2024
Pakistan Election 2024 Live Updates: Top Trends
Initial trends in Pakistan’s elections indicate that independent candidates supported by jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party are leading in numerous constituencies across the country, posing a significant challenge to Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N party in its Punjab stronghold. . In the election, marked by sporadic violence, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) stripped Imran Khan’s party of its electoral symbol, the “bat”, for failing to conduct intra-party polls as per constitutional requirements, leading to the party to present independent candidates.
Voting began at 8:00 am and continued uninterrupted until 5:00 pm, with a national holiday declared to facilitate the attendance of more than 120 million voters. The percentage of voter turnout has not yet been determined: overall turnout in the 2018 election was 51.7%.
22:56 (IST) February 8, 2024
Pakistan Election 2024 Live Updates: Vote counting begins
Vote counting has begun in Pakistan following the conclusion of a general election marked by militant attacks and the suspension of mobile phone services. Authorities reported at least nine deaths across the country. Projections of the initial results are previewed on television channels a few hours after voting closes at 5 pm (1200 GMT), with a clearer picture expected to emerge early Friday as counting progresses during the evening.
The National Assembly has 265 seats, and the election of one seat was postponed due to the death of a candidate. A simple majority of 133 seats is required for a party to form a government, but many analysts speculate that the election result may not yield a decisive winner.
22:30 (IST) February 8, 2024
Pakistan elections 2024: Pakistanis came out to reject ‘system of oppression, anarchy and fraud’: Imran Khan’s party
As vote counting began following the end of a tense and disputed election, Imran Khan’s party claimed that the people of Pakistan had massively rejected the regime of tyranny, corruption and injustice. They hailed it as a great triumph for the imprisoned former prime minister, his party and the country.
The election was marked by a crackdown on Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, occasional clashes and communication problems due to the government’s decision to cut mobile and internet services to prevent terrorist attacks.
22:13 (IST) February 8, 2024
Pakistan Election 2024 Live Updates: Pakistan Information Ministry says mobile services to be restored soon
The Ministry of Information recently announced in X that the restoration of mobile phone services throughout the country is imminent. In addition, he mentioned that the process of partially restoring service throughout the country has already begun.
22:12 (IST) February 8, 2024
Pakistan Election 2024 Live Updates: 6 Security Personnel Killed in Pakistan Attacks
Two attacks by unknown assailants killed six security personnel and injured seven more on Thursday, as Pakistan held its general election amid heightened security and accusations of rigging. The attacks took place in the volatile provinces of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, which border Afghanistan and Iran, respectively.
21:47 (IST) February 8, 2024
Pakistan Election 2024 Live Updates: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif Sounds Confidence Note in Vote Marred by Controversy
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is optimistic about his party’s chances of winning Thursday’s national elections. However, the vote has faced problems such as violence and controversy. There was a nationwide mobile phone outage and a popular candidate was imprisoned. Bombings at political offices killed at least 30 people a day before the election. Attacks during the vote were aimed at disrupting it, including one in which five police officers were killed. Pakistan is battling growing militancy.
21:35 (IST) February 8, 2024
Pakistan Election 2024 Live Updates: CPJ Condemns Internet Outage
The Committee to Protect Journalists criticized the suspension of cell phone services and internet disruptions in Pakistan during Thursday’s elections. They received reports that journalists had been prohibited from covering certain areas. Before the election, CPJ urged Pakistani authorities to grant Internet access nationwide and unblock the investigative news website FactFocus.
21:28 (IST) February 8, 2024
Pakistan Election 2024 Live Updates: Partial Internet Resumption Begins
After a temporary closure, the Ministry of the Interior announced that mobile phone services have begun to partially resume in different areas of the country. They added that the full restoration of cellular services throughout the country will soon occur.
21:11 (IST) February 8, 2024
Pakistan Election 2024 Live News: Pakistan begins vote counting, clear picture expected early Friday
Pakistan began counting votes after voting ended Thursday in a general election marked by militant attacks and the suspension of mobile phone services, and authorities said at least nine people had been killed across the country. The vote took place as the South Asian country struggles to recover from an economic crisis while grappling with rising militant violence in a deeply polarized political environment. Television channels are expected to make projections of the first results a few hours after voting closes at 5 pm (1200 GMT) and a clear picture is likely to emerge early Friday as counting continues overnight. (REUTERS)
21:04 (IST) February 8, 2024
Pakistan Election 2024 Live News: Acting Prime Minister Appreciates High Voter Turnout
On Thursday, caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar praised the nation for the success of the general elections. He said the high voter turnout showed the dedication of the people to shape the future of the country. The Prime Minister put it in his X: “The participation and enthusiasm of the people of Pakistan have been the cornerstone of this democratic exercise. “High voter turnout is a clear indication of public commitment to shaping the future of our country.”
20:45 (IST) February 8, 2024
Pakistan Election 2024 Live News: Internet Shutdown Continues in Pakistan, Questions Hammad Azhar
Former Economy Minister Hammad Azhar tweets on What security situation is in danger now? The one with the false trends fueled by television?
20:24 (IST) February 8, 2024
Pakistan Election 2024 Live News: ‘Thugs’ Snatched Ballot: PPP Leader
In a video shared by PPP leader Saeed Ghani, he reported that Irfanullah Marwat workers took four ballot paper books from Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Girls College in Karachi’s PS-105. He said “thugs” stopped the counting of votes by taking over the electoral college.
20:08 (IST) February 8, 2024
Pakistan Election 2024 Live News: Veteran politician Farooq Sattar rejects attack allegation
MQM-P leader Farooq Sattar denied rumors of an attack on his life and confirmed that he is safe in his constituency office, according to The Dawn. In a video shared by journalist Naimat Khan, Sattar dismissed reports of injuries, saying: “These rumors about my car being attacked and me being injured are false. “They are spreading fake news to cause panic.”
19:48 (IST) February 8, 2024
Pakistan Election 2024 Live News: Voting Percentage Not Known Yet
A national holiday was declared to facilitate more than 120 million voters to cast their ballots. While the designated voting time was ending, people who were already present at the polling station premises were allowed to vote. The voting percentage remains undisclosed at this time.
19:44 (IST) February 8, 2024
Pakistan Elections 2024: Live News: Amnesty International criticizes internet shutdown
Suspending telecommunications and mobile internet services on election days constitutes a direct attack on the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, says Amnesty International
🇵🇰The decision to suspend telecommunications and mobile internet services on election day is a forceful attack on the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. Amnesty International calls on Pakistani authorities to urgently lift general access restrictions…
— Amnesty International South Asia Regional Office (@amnestysasia) February 8, 2024
19:21 (IST) February 8, 2024
Pakistan Election Results LIVE: Welcome to our live coverage
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Pakistan’s 2024 general elections. Affected by internet blackouts, voting began at 8 am today and concluded at 5 pm As Nawaz Sharif confident of a resounding victory, Bilawal Bhutto leads from Lahore, reports Dawn.