Battle for the throne of Punjab intensify as 20 independent candidates contact PTI: Sources
LAHORE – The battle for the throne of Punjab intensifies as reportedly over 20 independent candidates have contacted PTI for government formation in Punjab.
Pakistan Taheerk-e-Insaf (PTI) will form the government in Punjab, a private news channel citing the party spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry reported here on Thursday night.
According to the report, almost 20 independent candidates have contacted with PTI and assured their full support in making the government in Punjab, a former bastion of PML-N.
So far in Punjab, the preliminary results showed PML-N has taken 130 seats with PTI holding 121 provincial seats. Independent candidates, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid and other parties have bagged 42 seats.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is leading on 120 National Assembly seats whereas Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has managed to take 63 seats so far in general election 2018.
According to unofficial results of majority constituencies, Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPP-P) stands at third position with 38 seats while 17 seats have been claimed by independent candidates.