Pakistan election 2024 live updates

  • Zardari wins presidential election with backing of allied parties
  • Voting for presidential polls conducted via secret ballot
  • PPP nominee secures majority of votes in parliament
  • Achakzai seeps votes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly
  • Saturday Mar 09 2024 | 06:11 PM

    398 parliamentarians take part, 17 abstain from voting in presidential poll

    By: Web Desk

    As Pakistan Peoples Party nominee Asif Ali Zardari was elected the 14th president of Pakistan, 381 out of 398 parliamentarians cast votes while 17 abstained from balloting in the electoral event.

    12 lawmakers of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) did not take part in the presidential election. Other parliamentarians who did not cast their votes include, one from the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), the Sunni Ittehad Council’s (SIC) senators Shibli Faraz, Ijaz Chaudhry, and Azam Swati, and Senator Muzaffar Hussain Shah from the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA).

  • Saturday Mar 09 2024 | 06:04 PM

    Opposition has right to approach Supreme Court: Khawaja Asif

    By: Web Desk

    Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) central leader Khawaja Asif has said that opposition would be taken in confidence to finalise all genres of legislation with consensus.

    "No one can deny the opposition's right to approach the Supreme Court [in case of any grievances]," the senior politician told Geo News, adding that the new government would take the opposition lawmakers in confidence prior to finalising any legislation in the parliament.

  • Saturday Mar 09 2024 | 05:43 PM

    Sindh CM Shah congratulates Zardari on becoming president for second term

    By: Web Desk

    Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has congratulated Asif Ali Zardari on becoming the president of Pakistan for second term.

    In a statement, CM Shah said that Zardari's success with an overwhelming majority was the "victory of democracy." The newly-elected president would put the country on the path of prosperity by combining all state units, he added.

  • Saturday Mar 09 2024 | 05:27 PM

    Vote breakdown

    By: Web Desk

    Asif Ali Zardari — 411

    Mahmood Khan Achakzai — 181

  • Saturday Mar 09 2024 | 05:25 PM

    Asif Zardari bags 255 electoral votes in parliament

    By: Web Desk

    Ruling alliance joint candidate Asif Ali Zardari secured 255 electoral votes in parliament in the presidential election.

    PTI-backed SIC candidate Mahmood Khan Achakzai bagged 119 votes in parliament comprising the National Assembly and Senate.

    Only 1 vote was rejected in parliament.

  • Saturday Mar 09 2024 | 05:17 PM

    Asif Ali Zardari elected Pakistan’s president for second time

    By: Web Desk

    Pakistan Peoples Party’s Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has been elected as the president for the second time with an overwhelming majority, beating the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-backed Sunni Ittehad Council candidate Mahmood Khan Achakzai.

  • Saturday Mar 09 2024 | 05:12 PM

    Achakzai secures 40.8%, Zardari 7.62% electoral votes from KP Assembly

    By: Web Desk

    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) backed Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) candidate Mahmood Khan Achakzai received 40.8% electoral votes, whereas, joint candidate of the ruling coalition, Asif Ali Zardari, secured 7.62% votes in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly during the presidential election today.

  • Saturday Mar 09 2024 | 05:09 PM

    Zardari gets 'historical success' from Balochistan: CM Bugti

    By: Web Desk

    Balochistan Chief Minister Sarfraz Bugti said that Asif Ali Zardari would visit the province soon after getting "historical success" from the province in the presidential election.

    Bugti, speaking to reporters, said that Zardari secured 47 votes in today’s electoral event. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), he added, believes in taking all political parties together to address national issues.

  • Saturday Mar 09 2024 | 05:04 PM

    352 lawmakers cast ballots, six rejected in Punjab Assembly

    By: Web Desk

    The joint candidate of the ruling coalition, Asif Ali Zardari, secured 246 votes while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) backed Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) candidate Mahmood Khan Achakzai got 100 votes in the Punjab Assembly.

    Overall 352 lawmakers cast ballots, while six votes were rejected by the presiding officer.

  • Saturday Mar 09 2024 | 04:36 PM

    Achakzai gets 9 votes in Sindh Assembly

    By: Kamran Razi

    PPP presidential candidate Asif Ali Zardari clinched 151 votes, while PTI-backed SIC candidate Mahmood Khan Achakzai got 9 votes in the Sindh Assembly.