Despite India’s concern, Pakistan seems to be still supporting hardliner organisation, who use Pakistan to generate terrorism against India.
But after the recently concluded general elections, it was evident that the voters of India’s neighbouring country rejected the hard line Islamist party and their politics.
India’s most wanted terrorist and mastermind of 26/11 terror attacks, Hafiz Saeed led political party Allahu Akbar Tehreek (AAT) faced rejections of Pakistan voters. A Pakistani News daily reported that the counting for 272 seats table shows no candidates are leading or in second place from the AAT, which fielded some 50 candidates.
As for the Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), the Islamist group that brought Islamabad to a standstill last November, it does feature in the results table, showing as trailing on precisely one seat. This party is the main architect of blasphemy law, filled 152 candidates.
Meanwhile, the party just saw day light on 2015. At the end of counting, according to reports, both AAT and TLP drew a blank in all the 272 seats in Pakistan National Assembly.
But some of the regional parties like MMA emerged as king maker in the National Assembly. A trend showing that Pakistan’s parliament is going to be a hung one.
Counting trend is saying that MMA can pursue atleast 10 seats from 173 seats. Until Thursday mid-night this party was leading in nine seats. This equation and calculation has been analysed by Congress MP Sashi Tharoor. He said, “Imran is largest single party but without majority by himself he will depend on independents and small parties’ support, almost certainly MMA-which follow military instructions. This means if he does things the military considers out of line, support can be pulled.”