Pakistan Election Results 2024 Live: ‘Internet Issue’ Causes Delay in Pakistan Election Results Announcement

Pakistan grapples with the aftermath of a highly anticipated election marred by logistical hurdles and security concerns, the nation eagerly awaits the resolution of the internet issue and the expeditious announcement of election results.

As Pakistan awaits the outcome of its 2024 general election, concerns mount over the significant delay in the announcement of results, with only 13 out of 265 contested seats in the National Assembly declared more than 16 hours after polls officially closed.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) cited an “internet issue” as the primary reason for the prolonged delay, as confirmed by Zafar Iqbal, the special secretary at the ECP. However, specific details regarding the nature of the internet issue were not provided.

Addressing the concerns surrounding the delay, the Interior Ministry took to social media platform X on Friday to reassure the public, attributing the delay to connectivity issues resulting from security precautions. The government had implemented a suspension of mobile phone networks on election day, purportedly as a security measure, which further compounded the challenges in result processing.

The decision to suspend mobile phone networks, while ostensibly aimed at ensuring foolproof security during the electoral process, has faced criticism for exacerbating communication difficulties and impeding the timely dissemination of election results.

Pakistan grapples with the aftermath of a highly anticipated election marred by logistical hurdles and security concerns, the nation eagerly awaits the resolution of the internet issue and the expeditious announcement of election results. Stay tuned for further updates as Pakistan navigates through the final stages of its electoral journey.