Nawaz Sharif hopes for clear majority in votes

Published: May 12, 2013
Supporters of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) attend a rally along with a stuffed tiger. PHOTO: AFP

Supporters of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) attend a rally along with a stuffed tiger. PHOTO: AFP

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif late Saturday declared victory for his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party and invited other parties to work with him.

“We should thank Allah that he has given PML-N another chance to serve you and Pakistan,” he said in a speech to jubilant supporters, who shouted “prime minister Nawaz Sharif” in his powerbase Lahore.

“Whatever promises we made with our youth, I assure you that we fulfill each of them. Results are still coming but there is a confirmation that PML-N will emerge as the largest party,” Sharif said.

According to the unofficial, partial results it appeared that no single party would win a simple majority of 172 seats in the national assembly, raising the prospect of protracted talks to form a coalition government.

“I appeal for all parties to come to the table and sit with me and solve the country’s problems,” Sharif said.

“I’m doing this only because of you. If it had been only myself, I would not talk to them but it’s for you and for the survival of your future generations.”

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Hasan
    May 12, 2013 - 12:23AM

    Time to head out of Pakistan. Like Imran Khan said, we wont be able to survive the next 5 years.


  • sarah
    May 12, 2013 - 12:28AM

    o dear lord! :*(


  • Syed amer shah
    May 12, 2013 - 12:35AM

    I congratulate all pakistan over these elections. One thing that saddens me is my right to vote was taken away from me. Being a bussy person i did not knew that my vote was somehow thrown away from, pabbi,nowshera,kpk to as far as karachi. My id address is of kpk. Not only me,but many were victims of such unwelcomed tragedy. In world of pc, where nadra uses best databases. How could this happen ?


  • Fighter
    May 12, 2013 - 12:52AM

    Lets migrate to K.P and live with out Brave pathan brothers….My salute and respect to the people of K.P….People of Punjab can will eat metro bus and bullet train and humiliate them self for next five years.


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