Islamabad February 11 2024: It's premature to determine who will form the government at the center, given that results for certain seats are still pending, and the affiliations of independent candidates are uncertain at this point, says PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
According to the Election Commission of Pakistan, the People's Party has secured the second-largest number of seats in the center, winning 54 out of 264 national assembly seats.
Independent candidates, majority of whom were supported by PTI, have clinched 101 seats, while PML-N has secured 75 seats. Additionally, MQM's surprising victory sees them securing 17 seats in the National Assembly, positioning them as the third-largest political party.
"As we do not hold the majority, it may be challenging for us to fully implement our manifesto as intended. Nonetheless, we are committed to collaborating with our allies and striving to reform our institutions, particularly those facing financial losses. However, if the majority consensus leans towards privatization, we will support that decision as well" he added.
"The People's Party advocates for Public-Private Partnerships instead of the privatization of government institutions. However, if any agreements have already been executed by the SIFC (Special Investment Facilitation Council), we will honor those agreements and continue with them" Bilawal said while speaking to Private Tv Channel.
"We will try to provide relief to the public, as we have promised them during our election compaign" he says.