Two more independent MPA elect from Punjab join PTI today
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry has claimed that two more independent candidates will join the Imran Khan-led party today.
As the PTI and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) are embroiled in a tussle over who will form the government in Punjab, Chaudhry said, “Two more independent candidates will be joining our party.”
Fifteen independent MPAs-elect have already joined our party, the PTI leader said while speaking on *Geo News* programme *Aaj Shahzab Khanzada Kay Saath *on Tuesday night.
Including reserved seats, the Punjab Assembly has a total of 371 seats and the National Assembly 342 seats.
"PTI now has a majority with 182 seats in the Punjab Assembly," said Chaudhry, adding that, “We also have 165 seats in the National Assembly”.
The Imran Khan-led party had officially won 123 seats in the Punjab Assembly while PML-N had secured 129 during the July 25 polls, when election was held on a total of 295 seats.
PTI is in a position to form a coalition government not only in the centre but also in three provinces of the country — Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Punjab.
The party officially bagged 116 general seats of NA in the 2018 General Election. However, the party spokesperson claimed that the number of MNAs-elect belonging to or supporting the PTI had reached 165 with the support of independents and allied parties such as the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q).