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ECP Announces List of 174 Political Parties for Upcoming Elections

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has recently released a list of 174 political parties that will be contesting in the forthcoming general elections. This marks a significant increase from the 154 parties that participated in the 2018 elections.

New Parties Emerge Post-2018

Since the last general elections, 24 new political parties have been formed. One of these is the Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP), which has been placed at number 174 on the ECP registration list. The party’s spokesperson, Firdous Ashiq Awan, expressed delight at the IPP’s registration and praised the dedication and hard work of IPP President Abdul Aleem Khan and patron-in-chief Jahangir Khan Tareen.

Established Parties Maintain Their Positions

Among the established parties, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has been ranked in the 83rd position, while the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has been placed in the 90th position. The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) have been placed on the 31st and 34th numbers respectively. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), led by former cricketer Imran Khan, has been listed in 100th place.

IPP’s Future Plans

With its official registration, the IPP is now set to join the masses in a legal capacity. The party plans to speed up its public campaign with the completion of the registration process. Awan also mentioned that it was a matter of immense happiness and joy that the IPP’s registration coincided with the birthday of Abdul Aleem Khan.

As Pakistan gears up for its general elections, it will be interesting to see how these 174 parties fare. With new parties like IPP entering the fray and established ones like PML-N, PPP, JI, JUI-F, and PTI maintaining their positions, the political landscape of Pakistan is set for some exciting times.

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