Pakistan's election result delay to shape a united future? Know what Army chief has to say...

Elections are not a zero-sum competition of winning and losing, but an exercise to determine the mandate of the people, says country's army chief Syed Asim Munir

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PTC Web Desk: As Pakistan eagerly anticipates the official results of the recently concluded general election, the country's army chief, Syed Asim Munir, has emphasised the need for Pakistan to transcend self-interests, according to a report by Dawn. Munir's statement comes amidst the ongoing delay in the release of the election results.


The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media and public relations wing of the Pakistan Armed Forces, conveyed the army chief's message, stating that a unified government should represent the country's diverse polity and pluralism. Pakistan army chief Syed Asim Munir emphasised that the upcoming government should embody a national purpose, steering away from the politics of anarchy and polarisation.

"Elections are not a zero-sum competition of winning and losing, but an exercise to determine the mandate of the people," highlighted Munir. He called upon political leadership and their supporters to rise above self-interests and collaborate in governance, stating that this approach is vital for making democracy functional and purposeful.

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Expressing trust in the Constitution of Pakistan, Munir urged all political parties to reciprocate the same with political maturity and unity. Reflecting on the national milestone, he suggested a collective reflection on Pakistan's current standing and its rightful place in the international community.

The army chief's wish for the general election is that they bring political and economic stability, serving as the catalyst for peace and prosperity in Pakistan. The election results in Pakistan have faced criticism for their sluggish announcement pace. The Election Commission, particularly under pressure from parties like Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), accelerated the result updates after accusations of mandate theft. The delay in the official results, with the PTI leading, sparked speculation and fueled rumours of potential manipulation.

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