Even after emerging as the single largest party, The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is short of simple majority in the National Assembly elections and is looking forward to seek formal support from smaller parties or Independents to form the next government.
Previously, the party leaders asserted that they will not need support of any other party but the final preliminary results issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan on Saturday made it clear that the party was short of 22 seats to form government on its own.
On the other hand, two other major parties, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), are expected to meet in a couple of days to devise a joint strategy in a bid to give a tough time to the PTI in parliament, Dawn reported.
According to various TV reports, senior PPP leader Syed Khursheed Shah will meet PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif in Islamabad on Sunday.
The Pakistani media throughout the day on Saturday kept on mentioning names of possible candidates for key government offices and possible members of the federal cabinet, however, the PTI sources told Dawn that no names were discussed in meetings held in Banigala, residence of Imran Khan, as the party was still busy in making calculations.