Nawaz Sharif comback in pakistan for third term as PM
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in May 11 elections took a massive lead over its rivals and surprised most political experts by making a triumphant election and is poised to form its government in the centre.
Trends from some 250 of the 272 parliamentary seats that went to the polls showed that the PML-N was set to bag in excess of 110 seats, while the Pakistan People's Party and Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf were lagging far behind with about 35 seats each.
While all the results were still to come in, the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) appeared locked in a neck-to-neck battle with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) for second position in the next parliament.
Nawaz Sharif, in his victory speech, promised a clean and efficient government after his brother Mian Shahbaz Sharif declared that his brother would become the country’s prime minister for the third time.
Addressing a group of jubilant supporters at his home in Lahore, Sharif proclaimed victory for the PML-N and asked people to pray that the final results, expected to be announced on Sunday, would show an "absolute majority" for his party so that he would not have to seek support from anyone.
Sharif vowed to deliver on all the promises he had made during the campaign, including pledges to end crippling power cuts, set right the economy and to counter corruption.
"Our agenda and programme is to change the condition of the people. We should decide to change our condition because God only helps those who decide to help themselves," he said
"The results are still coming in but we almost have confirmation about one thing – that the PML-N has emerged the largest party in this election.
On top of the 272 contested seats, another 70 seats reserved for women and non-Muslims – are allocated to parties on the basis of their performance in the constituencies. To have a majority of 342 member National Assembly , the government would need 172 seats.
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