Pakistan elections 2018 results updates: Jailed Nawaz Sharif concedes defeat as Imran Khan's PTI nears finish line

PML-N, PPP and several other parties have complained of rigging in the vote count.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 14:17
A boy looks on screens, displaying the cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), in a televised speech a day after the general election, at a market in Karachi (Reuters photo)

ISLAMABAD: As Pakistan's battle for power entered the final stages, Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had clinched 110 NA seats, with results of 19 more to trickle in, reported the country's media outlet Dawn News.

This is followed by jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), which leading in 63 seats. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) emerged as the third major party with a lead in 42 seats. 

Early celebrations broke out in Khan`s camp, as more than three television channels projected him in the lead and predicting a win.  However, those projections were based on only about 10-15 percent of votes counted.

Meanwhile, PML-N, PPP and several others complained of rigging in the vote count.

PML-N outrightly rejected the results, alleging "blatant" rigging of the election while the counting of votes was underway. 

outrightly rejected the results, alleging "blatant" rigging of the election while the counting of votes was underway.

Nearly 371,000 soldiers have been stationed at polling stations across the country, nearly five times the number deployed at the last election in 2013.

PTI chief Imran Khan won the crucial Islamabad 2 seat with a massive margin of 92,891 votes, defeating former PM and PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. 

In the wee hours of Thursday, Pakistan Chief Election Commissioner Muhammad Raza Khan acknowledged that there has been delay in announcement of election results which "caused some annoyance."

The primary race for the next Prime Minister of Pakistan is between Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief and former cricketer Imran Khan, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader Nawaz and Bilawal Bhutto Zadari of the Pakistan People's Party.

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On Wednesday, the voting had begun at 8 am concluded at 6 pm. Millions of voters flocked at the polling stations across the country to cast their votes. There was a total of 85,307 polling stations, out of which 17,007 were announced as 'highly sensitive'.

There are a total of 105, 955, 409 number of registered voters. Nearly 12,570 candidates are in fray for a total of 849 seats of national and provincial assemblies in the general election. Of these, votes shall be cast in 271 constituencies out of 272 National Assembly seats. While in the four provinces, candidates will battle it out in 500 of the 507 seats available.

Around 220 million ballot papers have been printed for the election. The colour of ballot paper for the National Assembly is green whereas white coloured paper shall be used for the Provincial Assembly.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), however, deferred polling in eight national and provincial assembly constituencies which include PK-78 Peshawar, PP-87 Mianwali, PS-87 Malir, PK-99 Dera Ismail Khan, PB-35 Mastung, PP-103 and NA-103 Faisalabad.

The run-up to the elections has been one of the bloodiest in the countries history which saw a string of deadly attacks by terrorists targeting election candidates and their supporters.

Here are the updates:

27 July 2018, 14:17 PM

Imran Khan's first wife congratulates, second wife slams, third wife hails new Pak PM. Read more


27 July 2018, 13:01 PM

Pakistan Election Commission expected to announce the full results of the election on Friday. Former cricket hero Imran Khan's PTI likely form government in coalition with other parties.

27 July 2018, 11:40 AM

The Election Commission of Pakistan releases provisional results of 251 out of 270 National Assembly (NA) seats.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI): 110 NA seats

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N): 63 NA seats

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP): 42 seats NA seats

27 July 2018, 11:18 AM

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided not to boycott parliament and instead play an “aggressive” role in the Opposition.


Talking to visitors in Adiala Jail, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the incarcerated leader of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), alleged that the polls had been “stolen” and warned that the “tainted and dubious” results of the elections would cast a bad impact on the country’s politics.

27 July 2018, 09:45 AM

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27 July 2018, 09:20 AM

The Election Commission of Pakistan has released 95 per cent of the provisional results of National and the four provincial assemblies.

Imran Khan's PTI has won 110 seats in NA - 118 in Punjab, 20 in Sindh, 66 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 4 in Balochistan.

PML-N has bagged 63 in NA - 127 in Punjab, five in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and one in Balochistan.

PPPP has won 42 seats in NA, 6 in Punjab, 71 in Sindh and 4 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The official results of 19 seats in NA, 6 in Punjab, 11 in Sindh, 2 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 5 in Balochistan have yet to be announced by the ECP.

27 July 2018, 09:08 AM

27 July 2018, 09:04 AM

PTI leads with 110 NA seats, results of 19 seats yet to come in: Dawn news

27 July 2018, 08:49 AM

27 July 2018, 06:40 AM

The unofficial results of the Pakistan General Elections 2018 suggest that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is inching closer to victory. PTI members were seen celebrating all over the country, while the other parties alleged that the elections were rigged.

27 July 2018, 00:43 AM

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27 July 2018, 00:29 AM

Mahesh Kumar Malani (55) of Pakistan Peoples Party became the first Hindu to win the National Assembly seat from Tharparkar in southern Sindh province.

26 July 2018, 21:41 PM

The Election Commission of Pakistan announced that final results of Pakistan general elections 2018 will be out within 24 hours.

26 July 2018, 19:54 PM

Final results will come out within 24 hours. There is no delay. 90% of results have been announced by Returning Officers in the field. we have received 82% out of it: Election Commission of Pakistan

26 July 2018, 19:49 PM

Free and fair elections have been conducted. Turnout has been impressive, we will share the numbers tomorrow: Election Commission of Pakistan

26 July 2018, 17:59 PM

Imran Khan targets Indian media for projecting him like a Bollywood film villain. Better ties with India will help both the countries. We need to develop our trade ties. The core issue, according to the PTI chief, is Kashmir.

26 July 2018, 17:56 PM

Peace in Afghanistan will lead to peace in Pakistan. We want an open border with Afghanistan. Our relationship with the USA should be mutually beneficial, says Imran Khan while addressing the press conference

26 July 2018, 17:55 PM

Addressing the media, PTI chief Imran Khan said that he looks up to strengthen the relationship with China.

26 July 2018, 17:46 PM

We have to fight poverty, it's a big challenge. China is the biggest example in front of us, it lifted 70 crore people out of poverty in the last 30 years, it was unprecedented: Imran Khan, PTI chief

26 July 2018, 17:46 PM

We are witnessing the strengthening of democracy in Pakistan. The election process was completed successfully despite many terror attacks. I thank our security forces: Imran Khan, PTI chief

26 July 2018, 17:45 PM

I thank god, after 22 years of struggle, my prayers have been answered. I have got the chance to fulfill my dream and serve the nation, says PTI chief Imran Khan

26 July 2018, 16:02 PM

Dawn quoted PTI Spokesman Naeemul Haq as saying that his party is "Pakistan's greatest political power". Haq made the statement while he was addressing a press on Thursday. He also added that PTI would not only form the federal government and the KP government, but also the Punjab government.

26 July 2018, 14:51 PM

Extremist and banned groups, including Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-backed Allah-o-Akbar Tehreek, have failed miserably in Pakistan's general elections despite their massive campaign. Hundreds of individuals linked with hardline and banned groups were competing in the polls but so far, according to the unofficial results, none of them was seen as winning a seat in the national or provincial assemblies.

26 July 2018, 14:41 PM

Imran Khan's former wife Jemima Khan congrats the PTI leader on Twitter. 


26 July 2018, 14:39 PM

Following a malfunction in the Results Transmission System, Election Commission of Pakistan receiving results through fax 

26 July 2018, 12:18 PM

Latest election trends:

  • NA-199 Shikarpur-II bagged by GDA candidate Ghous Bux Khan Mahar with 62,785 votes
  • PTI candidate Amjid Ali Khan wins NA-96 Mianwali-II with 157,422 votes

  • PTI candidate Gul Zafar Khan wins NA-41 Tribal area-II with 22,730 votes

  • NA-118 Nankana Sahib-II bagged by PTI's Ijaz Ahmed Shah with 63,818 votes

  • NA-29 Peshawar-III won by PTI's Nasir Khan with 49,762 votes

  • NA-153 Khanewal-IV Winner is PML-N: Chaudhry Iftikhar Nazir with 106,291 votes


26 July 2018, 10:11 AM

PTI chief Imran Khan wins NA-53 Islamabad 2 with 92,891 votes, as per Geo TV news. He defeated former PM and PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi runner-up with 44,314 votes.

26 July 2018, 08:59 AM

Supporters of Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), political party wave a party flag as they celebrate during the general election in Rawalpindi. (Reuters photo)

26 July 2018, 08:41 AM

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI's) Aamir Liaquat appears to be comfortably leading in NA-245 in Karachi, reported Dawn news. Seats NA-135, NA-3, NA-54 has also been bagged by PTI. Malik Karamat Ali Khokar won NA-135 Lahore XIII with 64,765 votes. Saleem Rehman won NA-3 Swat-II with 68,162 votes while Asad Umar bagged NA-54 Islamabad-III with 56,945 votes. 

26 July 2018, 07:41 AM

A party can form the government if it manages to clinch 172 seats out of the total 342. A single party will need at least 137 of the 272 seats. Imran Khan`s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party is leading in 117 seats as of now. 

26 July 2018, 07:37 AM

In  Khi and Hyderabad regions, results were handed out on plain paper instead of Form 45. 

26 July 2018, 07:16 AM

As per latest unofficial trends PPP's Zulfiqar Bachani has won NA-224 Tando Allahyar election with 80,230 votes, PTI's Khurram Shehzad Nawaz secured NA-52 Islamabad-1 with 64,690 votes
and PML-N's Hamza Shehbaz wins NA-124 Lahore-2 by bagging 139,443 votes: Geo TV

26 July 2018, 07:13 AM

The CEC's presser came hours after PML -Nawaz president Shahbaz Sharif outrightly rejected the results alleging rigging of the election."Some five other parties including PPP have raised the rigging issue in polls. After consulting them, I will announce the future course of action. Pakistan has suffered today," he told journalists at the press conference in Lahore. "We will fight this injustice and use all options," he said, adding that there has been a "blatant violation" of the mandate.

26 July 2018, 06:59 AM

With 42 per cent results are in. The latest show PTI leading on 112 seats while the PML-N is ahead on 65 seats. The Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) is on the third spot with a lead in 43 seats. 


26 July 2018, 06:48 AM

In an early morning press conference, at around 4 am, the Election Commission of Pakistan said that "technical difficulties" were behind the unprecedented delay. Chief Election Commissioner Muhammad Raza Khan acknowledged that the delay in announcement of election results has "caused some annoyance". He added that the delay was on account of a new system - Results Transmission System - introduced by it. "We were implementing it for the first time. Therefore, there was some delay," he said, as reported by The Dawn.



26 July 2018, 00:49 AM

We reject the Pakistan general election 2018 results, says PML-N president, Shehbaz Sharif

26 July 2018, 00:27 AM

PTI's Rai Murtaza Iqbal wins from Sahiwal-VI.

25 July 2018, 23:38 PM

PTI is leading in more than 100 National Assembly constituencies while PML-N is ahead on more than 55 NA seats.

25 July 2018, 23:28 PM

PTI leading across 21 Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa seats, ANP in six and MMA in four. PTI also leads across 70 Punjab seats while PML-N in 57.

25 July 2018, 23:20 PM

PPP leads across 45 Sindh Assembly seats. GDA leads across 14 Sindh Assembly seats.

25 July 2018, 23:06 PM

PTI leading across 66 Punjab seats while PML-N in 52. PPP leads across two Umerkot constituencies.

25 July 2018, 23:04 PM

PTI leading across 56 Punjab seats, PML-N in 51.

25 July 2018, 23:02 PM

PTI leads with 84 seats, PML-N at 58, PPP at 26

25 July 2018, 22:12 PM

PTI leads across 54 Punjab seats, while PML-N in 43 seats.

25 July 2018, 22:11 PM

PTI leads across 12 Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa seats. ANP trails with five. 

25 July 2018, 21:59 PM

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, PML-N candidate and former prime minister of Pakistan second with 4,677 votes in Rawalpindi-I. PTI's Sadaqat Abbasi is leading with 6,394 votes.

25 July 2018, 21:21 PM

PTI leading across 38 Punjab seats, PML-N in 24. PPP dominates Sindh Assembly with leads across 27 seats, compared with GDA's 12-seat lead.

25 July 2018, 20:51 PM

Bahawalpur III (25 polling stations)

Leading candidate: Tariq Bashir, PML-Q (7170 votes)
Trailing candidate: Saud Majeed, PML-N (4580 votes)


Leading candidate: Tahir Iqbal, PTI (1939 votes)
Trailing candidate: Tehmina Daultana, PML-N (1786 votes)


Bilal Rehman, Independent (5168 votes)
Trailing candidate: Sajid Khan, PTI (3425 votes)

Thatta (11 polling stations)

Leading candidate: Shamsunnisa, PPP (3410 votes)
Trailing candidate: Arsalan Bukhsh, PTI (749 votes)

Rahim Yar Khan V (4 polling stations)

Leading candidate: Imtiaz Ahmed, PML-N (2861 votes)
Trailing candidate: Javed Iqbal, PTI (2401 votes)


Leading candidate: Ghulam Sarwar PTI, (1440 votes)
Trailing candidate: Chaudhary Nisar, Independent (678 votes)

25 July 2018, 20:37 PM


Farrukh Habib, PTI (460 votes)
Trailing candidate: Abid Sher Ali, PML-N (380 votes)Dera Ghazi Khan-IV (2 polling stations)

Leading candidate: Muhammed Khan Leghari, PTI (2084 votes)
Trailing candidate: Shehbaz Sharif, PML-N (445 votes)

Lahore-V (30 polling stations)

Leading candidate: Ali Pervez, PML-N (13579 votes)
Trailing candidate: Jamshed Iqbal, PTI (10863 votes)

Qila Saifullah (5 polling stations)

Leading candidate: Maulana Abdul Wasay, MMA (1431 votes)
Trailing candidate: Maulana Abdul Rauf, JUI-Nazryati (306 votes)

25 July 2018, 20:34 PM

Karachi (16 polling stations)

Leading candidate: Shehbaz Sharif, PML-N president (1307 votes)
Trailing candidate: Faisal Vawda (982 votes)


Leading candidate: Sadiq Baloch, PML-N (4425 votes)
Trailing candidate: Shafiq Arain, PTI (3659 votes)


Leading candidate: Usman Dar, PTI (1215 votes)
Trailing candidate: Khawaja Asif, PML-N (765 votes)


Leading candidate: Ghulam Abbas, PTI (6173 votes)
Trailing candidate: Ali Zahid, PML-N (4537 votes)


Leading candidate: Amjad Ali Khan, PTI (28389)
Trailing candidate: Hameer Hayat Khan, PML-N (12390)