New Delhi, Feb 11, 2024: Two days have passed since the elections in Pakistan, but the picture of the new government is not yet clear. The suspense on who will be the next PM remains. Despite being in jail, Imran Khan’s charisma in Pakistani politics remains intact, and the election results have also testified to this. Imran may be ahead in numbers, but Nawaz is trying to spoil the game of the mandate with the help of the army. After the army’s approval, the coalition government in Pakistan is gaining momentum.
Bilawal Bhutto can play the role of kingmaker in this entire political equation of Pakistan. Nawaz’s dream of ascending the throne of power can be shattered without Bilawal’s PPP alliance. According to sources, this time Bilawal Bhutto wants to play the role of king rather than kingmaker. However, the army is the last truth of Pakistan. It is being said that this time Nawaz Sharif’s coronation is fixed in the army’s slip. In such a situation, Nawaz’s side can be heavy on Bilawal.
The results of 255 out of 265 seats in Pakistan have come. 101 independents supported by Imran Khan’s PTI have won. At the same time, Nawaz Sharif’s PMLN has got 77 seats. Bilawal Bhutto’s PPP is at the third position, which has won 54 seats so far. After this, Altaf Hussain’s MQM-P is at number four, which has 17 seats.
In the one hand, the military government in Pakistan is preparing to seat its new pawn on the prime minister’s chair, while on the other hand, a new atmosphere is being created in the whole of Pakistan in support of Imran Khan, because Imran has lost even after winning. The meaning is clear that what Army Chief Munir wanted is happening in Pakistan.
The army has trapped Imran Khan in its googly with carrot and stick. As per the instructions of Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif met Bilawal Bhutto’s father Asif Ali Zardari and Maulana Fazlur Rehman. It is possible that Nawaz’s party PML-N and Bilawal’s party PPP may come together to form a new government. That is, despite scoring a century in the Pakistani Political League, Imran Khan has lost the match.
It is clear from the results that no party has got a full majority, so now all the parties are engaged in maneuvering to form the government. Nawaz Sharif is trying to form the government at any cost, while Bilawal wants to sit on the throne. So what can be the mathematics of forming a government?
To form a new government in Pakistan, any party needs to win 133 out of 265 seats in the National Assembly, but no party has been able to touch this figure on its own. In such a situation, Nawaz’s Muslim League and Bilawal’s People’s Party are ready to come together to form the government.