Live updates: Pakistan elections 2024

Live updates: Pakistan elections 2024

  • All legislatures to participate in voting for new president
  • Lawmakers to vote for new president via secret ballot
  • PML-N, others back Zardari's second presidential bid
  • Achakzai seeks postponement of presidential polls
  • Saturday Mar 09 2024 | 06:11 PM

    17 parliamentarians abstain from voting in presidential election

    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 | 06:06 PM

    Opposition to be taken in confidence for legislation: 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 | 06:03 PM

    Sindh CM Shah felicitates 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 | 05:42 PM

    PM Shehbaz congratulates Zardari on election as president

    By: Web Desk

    Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday congratulated President-elect Asif Ali Zardari on his success in the presidential poll, saying that the elected members of all provinicial and national legislatives expressed confidence in the ruling coalition's candidate. 

    He expressed hope that Zardari will fulfil his responsibilities as the president in a good way and represent the strength of the Centre. 

    "Zardari's election as president is the continuity of democratic values," PM Shehbaz said, pledging to work for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan.

  • Saturday Mar 09 2024 | 05:30 PM

    PML-Q hopes Zardari to take everyone along in conduct of presidential affairs

    By: Azam Malik

    LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Chaudhry Shafay Hussain said that he has voted for Asid Ali Zardari in the presidential poll. 

    "We hope Zardari will take everyone along [in the conduct of presidential affairs," Shafay said. 

    He also expressed hope that the institutions responsible for the betterment of the economy will try to bring down inflation.

  • Saturday Mar 09 2024 | 05:26 PM

    How many votes did presidential candidates get?

    By: Web Desk

    Asif Ali Zardari — 411

    Mahmood Khan Achakzai — 181

  • Saturday Mar 09 2024 | 05:25 PM

    PPP workers celebrate victory outside Punjab Assembly

    By: Web Desk

    LAHORE: As the results favouring Asif Ali Zardari as the presidential candidate started pouring in, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) workers danced to the beat of dhol to celebrate victory outside Punjab Assembly. 

  • Saturday Mar 09 2024 | 05:24 PM

    Zardari secures 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 | 05:18 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

    Zardari gets 7.62%, Achakzai 40.8% 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.