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Pakistan is currently at a critical juncture, facing the imperative need for political stability to navigate through a myriad of challenges. The recent general elections held on February 8 have concluded, unveiling a political landscape marked by diversity and the absence of a clear majority.
Despite initial uncertainties surrounding the election process, Pakistan managed to successfully conduct the general elections, with the results now publicly disclosed. However, the outcome reveals a fragmented political scenario, where no single party secured a simple majority at the national level.
In the National Assembly, PTI-backed independent candidates claimed the first position, followed by PML-N and PPP securing the second and third positions, respectively. MQM-P occupies the fourth position. In Punjab, PML-N has attained a simple majority, facilitating the formation of the provincial government. Meanwhile, PPP dominates Sindh, PTI-backed independent candidates control Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan mirrors the national scenario with no single party poised to form a government independently.
It is evident that both the national and Balochistan assemblies will witness coalition governments. In this context, the responsibility falls on every political party to engage in a democratic and supportive manner to facilitate the formation of stable governments.
Pakistan is grappling with severe economic challenges, marked by soaring inflation and an overwhelming burden of both external and internal debts. To effectively address this precarious economic situation, Pakistan urgently requires a stable government and complete political stability. Therefore, every political party, while respecting the mandates of others, must actively contribute to fostering political stability in the country. It is only through collaborative efforts and a united front that Pakistan can overcome its current economic predicaments and forge a path toward sustained growth and prosperity.