The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which has been banned by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from using its iconic “bat” insignia, has declared a historic victory in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) provincial elections of 2024. The PTI, led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, has amassed a solid majority in the 115-member assembly after winning 77 of the 99 seats that have been declared thus far.
The PTI’s triumph was mostly fueled by the endorsement of its constituents, who ran as independent candidates in the wake of the ECP revoking the party’s emblem because of anomalies in its internal politics. Independents backed by the PTI won 77 of the 99 seats that were declared. PTI’s development projects, anti-corruption campaigns, and social programs won over voters and helped it win popularity in the province.
The two main opposition parties, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), failed to significantly impair the PTI’s authority. Only four seats were gained by the PML-N, compared to one by the PPP. Just one seat was won by JI, while five were won by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F).
The public’s support for the PTI’s national policies and performance is evident in the party’s resounding victory in KPK, according to the PTI. Promoting the well-being and advancement of the KPK populace, the party has declared its intention to form a coalition government with its allies and partners.