Two more independent candidates likely to join PTI



Islamabad, August 1 (TNS): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry has claimed that two more independent candidates will join the Imran Khan-led party very soon.

As the PTI and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) are embroiled in a tussle over who will form the government in Punjab, Chaudhry said, “Two more independent candidates will be joining our party.”

“PTI now has a majority with 182 seats in the Punjab Assembly,” said Chaudhry, adding that, “We also have 165 seats in the National Assembly”.

The Imran Khan-led party had officially won 123 seats in the Punjab Assembly while PML-N had secured 129 during the July 25 polls, when election was held on a total of 295 seats.

PTI is in a position to form a coalition government not only in the centre but also in three provinces of the country — Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Punjab.