Uttar Pradesh in India and Punjab province in Pakistan decide who will be crowned? Know the complete mathematics

By Pooja Bhardwaj February 8, 2024 2:45 PM IST

Voting continues in Pakistan.- India TV Hindi

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Voting continues in Pakistan.

Pakistan Election 2024: There are elections in Pakistan today and voting is going on. Only time will tell who will form the government in Pakistan. But before that let us know through which province the path to forming government in Pakistan passes. Actually, Uttar Pradesh is such a province in India, about which it is said that the way to form the government goes through Uttar Pradesh, because Uttar Pradesh has the maximum number of 80 seats. If more seats are obtained here, then government formation is almost certain. Similarly, ‘Uttar Pradesh’ of Pakistan is the Punjab province there. It is said that only Punjab province decides which party will form the government in Pakistan? Because Punjab province has the highest number of seats out of total 342 seats of Pakistan. Anyway, Punjab has the maximum prosperity. The richest people of the country also live in Punjab province.

In Pakistan, which is growing under the shadow of poor economy and terrorism, elections are being held today amid the anger, disappointment and frustration of the general public. The surprising thing is that ever since Pakistan became independent, no government here has completed its tenure of 5 years till date. However, this time’s election is also important because one former Prime Minister is behind bars, while the other has returned to his country after 4 years of living in exile and is trying his electoral luck. This candidate is none other than three-time PM Nawaz Sharif. He has considerable influence in the Punjab province.

Why is Punjab province so important in elections?

Punjab province has the highest number of seats in Pakistan. There are a total of 342 seats in the National Assembly, the lower house of the Parliament of Pakistan. Of these, 272 MPs are elected from four states, while 60 seats are reserved for women and 10 seats for religious minorities. Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khair Pakhtunkhwa are the four provinces of Pakistan. Among these, Punjab is called the gateway to power because it has the maximum number of 141 seats in the National Assembly.

Imran Khan’s party had won so many seats in 2018

In the 2018 elections, Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) won a total of 67 seats from here and formed the government in Islamabad. On the other hand, Nawaz Sharif’s party PML-N had got a total of 64 seats here in 2018. This time Imran Khan’s party is facing crisis in entire Pakistan including Punjab. Many of their leaders are contesting the elections as independents while many senior leaders of PTI including Imran Khan are in jail. Due to these reasons, the leaders of Nawaz Sharif’s party are leading in the political arena. Nawaz Sharif himself is contesting from National Assembly seat-130 of Lahore. Therefore PMLN seems to be dominating here.

What is the situation in other provinces?

The second important province is Sindh, where there are 61 seats. This is the stronghold of PPP. There is still a PPP provincial government here. PML-N is also trying to strengthen its position here. Nawaz Sharif’s party is contesting the elections here in alliance with Muttahida Qaumi Movement. Apart from these, there are 45 National Assembly seats in Khyber Pakhtoon and 16 seats in Balochistan. If we look at the mathematics of power in this way, Punjab province is at the top in this. This province is therefore called the gateway to power.

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