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PTI, PML-N speed up contact with independents for govt in Punjab

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have started contacts with successful independent candidates to gain their support for forming government in Punjab.
As many as 145 seats are required to have dominancy in Punjab government while PML-N has secured 127 seats and PTI took 122 seats in recently held general elections.
The analysts said that the support of independent candidates will be a turning point.
Earlier, a meeting of the PTI leadership was held at Bani Gala with party chairman Imran Khan in chair during which, the party leadership assured Imran Khan of having complete numbers to form government in center.
The PTI has secured 116 seats in the National Assembly while Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), Awami Muslim League (AML), BNP and Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) likely to support PTI after which it would get support of more than 140 members.
According to the data shared by the election commission of Pakistan, PML-N has taken 64 seats in NA, PPP 43, independents candidates 14, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal 11, MQM 6, Pakistan Muslim League-Q 5 and two each by Balochistan National Party and the Grand Democratic Alliance.