The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) upcoming government will be heavily dependent on seven smaller parties as the final tally of seats of Imran Khan’s party in the National Assembly is almost equal to the combined strength of three main opposition groups.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday notified the members on reserved seats for women and non-Muslims in the National Assembly and four provincial assemblies proportionate to the number of seats different political parties won through direct election on July 25.
After the addition of reserved seats, the PTI has 158 seats in the National Assembly. It had won 116 seats in the polls and nine independents joined the PTI later. The PTI has got 28 reserved seats for women and five for non-Muslims.
However, it will have to vacate six seats — four out of five won by Imran Khan and one each by Sarwar Khan and Major (retd) Tahir Sadiq respectively – at the time of oath taking scheduled for August 13 (tomorrow).