Even in Balochistan, the series of official and inconclusive results continues after the general elections. Political analysts say that the recent election results show that pro-establishment parties and candidates have been rejected by the people in the province this time, while the leaders of the nationalist parties in the province were able to save their seats, but their parties. Other candidates could not get success.
Provincial elections are scheduled to be held in Balochistan on 8 February 2024 to elect a new provincial legislature.
It should be noted that in the recent elections in Balochistan, independent candidates supported by the national-level parties Pakistan Muslim League-Nun, Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarian and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, among religious parties, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam, Jamaat-e-Islami, Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen. And Tehreek Labeek, while pro-establishment candidates including Balochistan National Party, National Party, Balochistan National Party Awami, Awami National Party have participated in nationalist parties.
After the polling, the announcement of the election results of the candidates of the National and Provincial Assembly has been going on since last night. According to the official and non-final results released by the Election Commission of Pakistan so far, the results of 41 constituencies out of 51 seats of the Provincial Assembly have been announced.
According to these results, Jamiat Ulema Islam 6, Pakistan People Party 9, Pakistan Muslim League 8, independent candidate 6, Balochistan Awami Party 2 while one candidate of Jamaat-e-Islami has been declared successful in Balochistan.
Balochistan’s senior journalist and analyst Rashid Baloch says regarding the recent election results that if only the results of the 9 constituencies of the provincial assembly of Quetta City are reviewed, the pro-establishment candidates or parties look unknown.
According to him, Balochistan Awami Party is considered close to the establishment, but this time only one candidate of this party has been successful.
It should be noted that in the general elections of 2018, a new political party Balochistan Awami Party or (BAP) was formed, regarding which it became known in public circles that this party was formed overnight by the establishment, which later ruled Balochistan for five years. She kept doing it.
In a conversation with Voice of America, Rasheed Baloch said that the attraction of nationalist politics in Balochistan today is the reason why nationalist parties have been successful in Balochistan since the breakup of One Unit. When nationalist parties have been defeated, there have been accusations that they have been rigged, such as the defeat of the National Party in the 2018 general elections and the defeat of the Pashtun nationalist Jamaat Pashtun Khawa Milli Awami Party in Balochistan. had to face it.
According to him, according to the results of the recent elections, BNP chief Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal, PK MAP chief Mohammad Khan Achakzai, National Party’s Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch, Khushal Khan Kakar and others were elected by the people in large numbers in their constituencies. Voted.
He believes that although the narrative of nationalist party leaders and other leaders has been anti-establishment, yet the people have shown confidence in them through their votes.
But in many results, it seems that even today some representatives have the support of the establishment, for example, throughout the night we saw that in NA 264, where Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal Jamal Khan was taking Raisani Bazi, but suddenly in the morning this announcement was made. It happened that Jamal Khan Raisani has succeeded in this seat.
In my opinion, such candidates not only get support from somewhere but also facilities.
According to Rashid Baloch, although the leaders of the nationalist parties have been successful, the election results of their other candidates are unsatisfactory.
This is the reason why political parties are making accusations of rigging the results of the recent elections in Balochistan.
کوئٹہ میں ڈی سی کمپلیکس کے باہر آر اوز کے خلاف، نیشنل پارٹی، ہزارہ ڈیموکریٹک پارٹی، بلوچستان نیشنل پارٹی، جمعیت علمائے اسلام، پی ٹی آئی کے حمایت یافتہ آزار امیدوار، پشتونخوا نیشنل عوامی پارٹی کے امیدوار اور کارکن احتجاج کیا۔ ان کا الزام ہے کہ امیدواروں کے انتخابی نتائج میں ردوبدل کیا گیا ہے۔