With the majority of independent candidates emerging victorious in the Pakistan general elections, major political parties are gearing up to woo them, recognizing their pivotal role in shaping the next government in the country.
PTI founder Imran Khan has already declared triumph in the general elections and delivered a "victory" speech, as reported by Dawn.
Meanwhile, PML(N) leader Nawaz Sharif, in his own "victory" address, has signaled his willingness to collaborate with independent candidates. Similarly, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has expressed optimism that many independents will align with his party.
The question now arises whether these independent candidates will remain loyal to PTI or switch sides, adding an element of intrigue to the political landscape.
In the coming days, intense political negotiations are anticipated, as both PML-N and PPP are expected to court independent candidates and offer them a stake in the government.
According to election regulations, independents will have three days following official notification to join a political party. Alternatively, they can also form a group or bloc while retaining their independent status, further complicating the post-election scenario.
(With Agency Inputs)