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Pakistan Election Commission Results: Delays and Controversies

Election Commission announces results amid allegations of rigging, violence, and delays in Pakistan’s 2024 polls.

Announcement of Election Commission Results

  • The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) declared the first results of the 2024 polls in the early hours of Feb. 9, more than 10 hours after voting ended.
  • ECP Special Secretary Zafar Iqbal announced the initial results at a press conference in Islamabad around 3 a.m., revealing victories for PTI-backed candidates in three KP seats.

Winning Candidates

  • Samiullah Khan, an independent backed by PTI, won the PK-76 seat of the Kyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial Assembly.
  • Independent candidate Fazal Hakeem Khan, also backed by PTI, secured victory in PK-6.
  • PTI-backed independent candidate Ali Shah won Swat’s PK-4 constituency.

Complaints and Actions

  • Political parties expressed dissatisfaction over the delay in announcing results, prompting the ECP to direct provincial Election Commissioners to expedite the process.
  • ECP dismissed claims of manipulation by PTI and attributed the delay to Returning Officers compiling results.
  • PTI chairman Barrister Gohar Khan urged ECP to announce all results promptly, claiming PTI’s lead in over 150 national Assembly seats.

Reactions and Developments

  • PML-N’s Nawaz Sharif reportedly left party office after learning of a “shock defeat” in certain constituencies.
  • Imran Khan’s PTI candidates ran as independents due to restrictions on party symbols, with concerns raised about potential manipulation of results.
  • PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari expressed initial optimism about PPP-supported candidates’ performance.
  • The election saw a countrywide public holiday to facilitate voting, with voter turnout figures yet to be released.


  • The announcement of Pakistan’s 2024 election results was marred by delays and controversies, including allegations of rigging and violence. As parties await the final outcome, the electoral process remains under scrutiny.

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