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Twin cities residents eagerly waited for final election results

By APP
February 10, 2024

Islamabad:The residents of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad like rest of the nation eagerly awaited for final results of the general election 2024 where they have taken to various media platforms to express their personal views in favour of their favourite political parties'' candidates as unofficial results started pouring in early Friday morning.

Journalists stand in front of a screen showing results of the countrys parliamentary elections at the Pakistan Election Commission office, in the Federal Capital on February 9, 2024. — Online
Journalists stand in front of a screen showing results of the country's parliamentary elections at the Pakistan Election Commission office, in the Federal Capital on February 9, 2024. — Online 

Independent candidates and Pakistan’s main political parties were locked in a neck-and-neck contest against each other till after unofficial result was declared, a private news channel reported.

The flurry of predictions on social media was causing confusion among people, said an analyst.

“This time of political discussion has begun among the common people and they are hoping for polls to happen as soon as possible", said another analyst. We are excited to hear the final election results. We are stuck to our TV screens and social media platforms which allows us to receive the information first hand,” said a youngster who exercised his right to vote first time.

Citizens mostly had to rely on various private television channels relaying unofficial results, said an actress through her social media account. The poll­ing stations saw a diverse mix of voters, including senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and youth, all patiently waiting in queues to exercise their democratic right and now it’s time for final result of poll, said another citizen. The analyst said that the political parties are making full use of social media platforms to influence voters and create an impression of their victory.