Election 2013: Polls to be held on May 11

Published: March 19, 2013

Polls scheduled for May 11, 2013. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

President Asif Ali Zardari has reportedly decided on May 11 as the date for holding the general elections 2013, Express News reported on Tuesday.

But, since Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has not given a date for the dissolution of Punjab Assembly, it is uncertain whether polls for the Punjab Assembly will also be held on the same day.

Earlier, the four chief ministers of the country had reached consensus over holding general elections across the country on the same day.

The Election Commission of Pakistan had submitted a tentative schedule to the government, with proposals for holding elections between May 6 and 9.

The ministers also decided to dissolve the provincial and national assemblies at the same time. However, Shahbaz Sharif later denied the reports that he had agreed to dissolve the assembly on March 19.

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Reader Comments (25)

  • baba
    Mar 19, 2013 - 6:18PM

    Thank u CM Punjab for creating more differences and proving that ur govt is more imp than national unityRecommend

  • Hassaan
    Mar 19, 2013 - 6:32PM

    Let the preparations begin. PTI to clean sweep Insh’Allah.

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  • Falcon
    Mar 19, 2013 - 6:44PM

    Certainly the most awaited event in years…

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  • Arsie
    Mar 19, 2013 - 6:50PM

    Best wishes & prayers to pml-n!

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  • Asif
    Mar 19, 2013 - 7:12PM

    Wherever you youngster are. stay committed with PTI. We want the Change. Everyone else has already been tested.

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  • Hamid
    Mar 19, 2013 - 7:17PM

    Shahbaz Sharif will dissolve Punjab Assembly after National assembly because he has already started no loadshedding policy in Punjab to show that when PPP is gone there is no loadshedding.

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  • salman
    Mar 19, 2013 - 7:20PM

    Of course Shahbaz Sharif is not going to dissolve Punjab Govt until after 23rd march PTI jalsa.

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  • rizwan
    Mar 19, 2013 - 7:51PM

    CM Punjab just want to enjoy the power till last day and stop the PTI Jalsa…

    but you know? its not going to work… status quo needs to end one day.

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  • AliTipu
    Mar 19, 2013 - 8:10PM

    Only Punjab is left and not strangely we know why. Just to loot whatever is left and to sabotage PTI’s and Pakistan’s historic movement.

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  • syed baqar ahsan
    Mar 19, 2013 - 8:39PM

    Please remember the track record of NOs from Shahbaz Sharif in last five years before voting PML N.

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  • drfaizanpevaiz
    Mar 19, 2013 - 8:53PM

    @Hamid:
    I live in Gujranawala and there is 18hrz load shedding!! Wowww your comment makes sense??

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  • Afaaq
    Mar 19, 2013 - 9:13PM

    PML-N does not want Imran Khan to stage the 23rd march jalsa and be the success that it is destined to be. They will dissolve the govt on the 24th just so they can malign PTI.

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  • sensible
    Mar 19, 2013 - 9:23PM

    Punjab government is playing dirty poiltics here. Not dissolving the assemblies in time is clear indicator of rigging, by using police and bureaucracy against opposition parties in order to sabotage their election campaign.Recommend

  • Riz
    Mar 19, 2013 - 9:44PM

    Shahbaz still afraid of PTI.

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  • Majid
    Mar 19, 2013 - 11:40PM

    Where PTI and other idiots are saying PMLN should dissolve Punjab govt? They are elected representative and they have all the right to complete their term. I being a resident of Punjab and a voter of PMLN, want them to continue and complete their term for the good of people of Punjab.

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  • 12345
    Mar 20, 2013 - 1:32AM

    Frankly I don’t see hope in this democracy what has 5 yrs given to me hopelessness, insecurity and despair. Innocents are martyred and goons are set free. As for Mr Khan he cant bring any change when he has old timers who move around in parties while i cant get it why doesn’t he condemn terrorism. I would welcome a Bangladesh model for min. 2 years as frankly i would prefer that a poor man gets a loaf of bread on his table to feed his family no matter what system of governance it is. Look it took more then 200 yrs after Declaration of Independence for US to be a democracy, it took more then 500 yrs after Mughal or Raj eras for India to be a great democracy don’t expect Pakistan with its massive illiteracy rate try to be one in mere 65 yrs.

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  • Raj - USA
    Mar 20, 2013 - 2:40AM

    Why of all dates 5/11 (May 11) ? Auspicious or ominous?

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Mar 20, 2013 - 3:02AM

    Mian Shehbaz Sharif has done a wonderful job. Not only his government should complete each day of its term, as a reward of great performance, its tenure should be extended to one more year. If failed governments of KP, Sindh and Baluchistan, as well as Centre can get full five years, treating Punjab in the same manner is punishing the success.

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  • dd
    Mar 20, 2013 - 3:34AM

    @Majid
    dude, are you serious? like seriously??? PML-N??? seriously???

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  • Daffuqq
    Mar 20, 2013 - 5:17AM

    Ch.Allah Dad: people who hold beliefs like you are part of the problem actually.

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  • Go Zardari Go!!
    Mar 20, 2013 - 7:29AM

    A bit of statistics for PPP and Nooras, Total votes PPP received in 2008 was a bit more than 1 crore. PMLN got .67 crore. Today the total number of simply registered members of PTI is more than 1 crore. Countless others await for voting, 4 crore voter is newly registered mostly under the age of 45 and seeing as the strength of the PTI is the youth this election will be a disaster for the other parties of epic proportions. Inshallah.

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  • Go Zardari Go!!
    Mar 20, 2013 - 7:31AM

    @Majid:
    Their terms are completed what are you insane its been 5 years. Time to say bye bye to punjab assembly not gonna see that again ever.

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  • Go Zardari Go!!
    Mar 20, 2013 - 7:33AM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    More proof that you have completely lost it, they know whats coming. PMLn–> THE END.

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  • Nawaz
    Mar 20, 2013 - 11:00AM

    PML N is going to win .. Thats sure.

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  • Apr 24, 2013 - 7:43PM

    Mushraf is great man my vote to Mushraf

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