Pakistan Elections 2024: Section 144 imposed in Islamabad ahead of Prime Minister election today

The prime ministerial election marks a crucial juncture in Pakistan's political landscape as parties manoeuvre to secure leadership roles in the country's governance structure.

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Ahead of Prime minister voting on March 3, the police in Islamabad have enforced Section 144 . Newly sworn-in MNAs will participate in the voting process for the prime minister's position on Sunday. 

Voting process for Prime Minister's position 

The National Assembly Secretariat has released the complete outline of the program scheduled for this. According to the schedule, the National Assembly of Pakistan will elect the country's new Prime Minister for a five-year term on March 3. During this time the newly appointed members will participate in the voting process.

Special arrangements ahead of PM election

Police in the capital Islamabad have deployed a special squad from the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) to deal with any possible emergency. At the same time, the police has a;lso intensified security checks in the capital area. According to ARY News, voting is to be held at the Parliament House in Islamabad on Sunday.

Votes required to secure PM Position

To secure the key post, a candidate must secure 169 votes in the 336-member parliament. His allies, including the PML-N and the Pakistan People's Party, claim to have the support of more than 200 MPs.

Nominated contestants for PM post

Notably, Shehbaz Sharif has been nominated by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan People's Party (PPP), other allies, while the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) has named Omar Ayub as its candidate. 
Meanwhile, the prime ministerial election marks a crucial juncture in Pakistan's political landscape as parties manoeuvre to secure leadership roles in the country's governance structure.