Pakistan General Elections 2024: No clear victor in sight, Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan both claim win

The voting for general elections in Pakistan took place on Thursday.

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Despite the claims of victory made by two prominent political figures from opposing parties in the general elections, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has yet to release the final poll results.

Meanwhile, the unofficial provisional results for 241 out of 266 seats, as Geo News reported, show that the independent candidates who are primarily supported by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) are leading with 97 seats.

According to the reports, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has 52 seats, while the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), which has emerged as the single largest party, is in second place with 72 seats.

Balochistan National Party (BNP), Jamiat-e-Ulami-Faizal (JUI-F), and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) reported winning 15, 3, and 2 seats, respectively.

The founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and former prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, delivered a "victory speech" in his AI-enabled voice on Saturday, claiming that the high voter participation on election day undermined Nawaz Sharif's "London Plan."

Moreover, three-time Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif has claimed that his party has emerged as the single largest party to win and wants to lead the country to prosperity.

Addressing a huge rally in Lahore, Sharif said, "I can see the spark of happiness in your eyes. This spark is asking for mending an 'injured' Pakistan. It is calling for development to transform Pakistan into a beautiful country."

He also vowed the citizens by promising to develop schools and hospitals and work towards combating inflation and unemployment in the crisis-stricken country.

Meanwhile, the official announcement of the results is still awaited.