Pakistan election: Imran Khan looks at plan for $12bn International Monetary Fund bailout

Imran Khan wins in Pakistan but needs coalition to form government

"India desires a prosperous and progressive Pakistan at peace with its neighbours", the statement said.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday said the nation has placed its trust in Imran Khan by voting the party to power, and asked the public to support it in achieving its vision for the country.

The PTI is now negotiating with smaller parties, including the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Pakistan Muslim League-Q, Grand Democratic Alliance and independents to form a majority group among the 272-elected seats in the lower chamber of parliament, he said.

The short but acrimonious campaign season largely boiled down to a two-way race between Khan's PTI and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif, whose brother Shahbaz is leading its campaign.

The smaller parties - including the Islamist coalition Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal with tens of thousands of supporters, said they would launch protests and boycott Parliament, but Shehbaz Sharif said he would consult his party before taking such action. He said that the name of KP's chief minister will be announced soon.

His ally Pervaiz Elahi of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) has also won on two seats and will vacate one before taking oath.

In the photograph, Tareen is holding an affidavit, presumably signed by the independent candidate before his allegiance to the PTI.

So far Khan's PTI has bagged 115 of the 270 National Assembly seats on which elections were held.

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Usually, independent candidates join the party which is in a position to form the government.

Third place went to the left of center Pakistan People's party with 39 seats.

He said the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is responsible for carrying out transparent polls and that the electoral body failed in its task. "Muamlaat aagey badhaaney ke liye donon mumalik ko mushtarka hikmat-amli apnana hoga - Bharatiya vazeer-e-azam (Both countries should adopt a joint strategy for progress in bilateral affairs - Indian prime minister)".

Tareen is also expected to ask the MQM for its support in bringing the Sindh Assembly opposition leader from his party. In 2008, he again managed to reach the National Assembly and served as the foreign minister in the Yousaf Raza Gillani-led cabinet.

"It was an ice-breaker", said PML-N's Mushahid Hussain Sayed, when asked about the outcome of the meeting. "It was a very good meeting and you can call it a meeting of the minds".

European Union observer mission chief Michael Gahler pointed to a "systematic effort to undermine the former ruling party through cases of corruption, contempt of court and terrorist charges against its leaders and candidates".

Since the MMA has 12 seats, the combined seats of the PPP, PML-N and MMA become 117.

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