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Pakistan Elections 2013

May 12, 2013
22:17 (IST)
Barack Obama congratulates Pakistan on vote
President Barack Obama congratulated Pakistan Sunday on its parliamentary elections and said Washington was ready to work "as equal partners" with the government that emerges.
May 12, 2013
21:23 (IST)
Results for 234 of 272 seats out, Nawaz Sharif's party has won 116. See all results here
May 12, 2013
21:08 (IST)
Pervez Musharraf's party wins two seats despite election boycott
Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf's party on Sunday managed to win a seat each in the National and provincial constituency despite announcing a boycott of the 2013 general elections.
May 12, 2013
20:07 (IST)
Nawaz Sharif poised to form strong government after Pakistan poll
Toppled in a 1999 military coup, jailed and exiled, Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif has made a triumphant election comeback and looks set to form a stable government capable of implementing reforms needed to rescue the fragile economy.
May 12, 2013
20:01 (IST)
Imran welcomes Pakistan vote but alleges rigging
Pakistani politician Imran Khan on Sunday welcomed the high turnout in the country's elections as a step forward for democracy, but said his party would submit a report on alleged vote-rigging.
May 12, 2013
20:00 (IST)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulates Nawaz Sharif for winning Pakistan election
Nawaz Sharif was poised for a record third term as Pakistan's Prime Minister with his PML-N party on Sunday taking an unassailable lead in parliamentary elections, which was welcomed by India with whom he pledged to restart the peace process.
May 12, 2013
19:40 (IST)
Results for 227 of 272 seats in Pakistan have been declared. Nawaz Sharif's party has won 115 seats. See all results here
May 12, 2013
17:11 (IST)
Results for 201 of 272 seats out, Nawaz Sharif's party wins 108, Imran Khan's party wins 24 and PPP wins 19 seats.
May 12, 2013
17:02 (IST)
Imran Khan faces ultimate test in governing Taliban stronghold
In perhaps the most dramatic outcome of Pakistan's elections, Imran Khan's party has won power in the northwest, putting to the ultimate test the former cricket star's anti-US rhetoric and calls for peace talks with the Taliban.
May 12, 2013
16:19 (IST)
Results for 195 of 272 seats  are now out, Nawaz Sharif's party wins 103 seats. Imran Khan's party wins 24 and the PPP wins 19 seats.

May 12, 2013
15:22 (IST)
Afghan President Hamid Karzai Sunday called on Sharif's incoming government to help negotiate an end to the Taliban insurgency that has ravaged his country since 2001. Pakistan has its own home-grown problem with the Islamist militants.

"We hope that the government paves the way for peace and brotherhood with Afghanistan and cooperates in fighting terrorism and sincerely rooting out terrorist sanctuaries," Karzai said.
May 12, 2013
14:54 (IST)
All you need to know about Pakistan's new Prime Minister - Nawaz Sharif, the Lion of Punjab
A steel tycoon cum politician, Mr Sharif has made an astounding comeback.
May 12, 2013
14:22 (IST)
Pakistan elections results at 1:30pm (Courtesy Express TV)

180 / 272

PML-N            97

PTI                  25

PPPP              19

MQM                9
May 12, 2013
13:44 (IST)
Pakistan media calls elections a resounding victory for democracy
The elections have been a "resounding victory for democracy", said a Pakistani daily which noted
 that for the very first time power will be transferred in the manner laid down by the constitution.

May 12, 2013
13:22 (IST)
Results for 177 of 272 seats in Pakistan are out. Nawaz Sharif's party wins 97 seats. Imran Khan's party is at second place with 25 seats.
May 12, 2013
13:13 (IST)
PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif's daughter today said her father, who was set to become Pakistani premier for a third time, will not disappoint the  people and will "deliver".

Maryam Nawaz thanked the people of Pakistan and said, "Inshallah, her father wouldn't disappoint the people".

"The wise youth chose to side with PMLN who delivered and will deliver InshaAllah ! Well done! Let's together build a Roshan Pakistan !" Maryam tweeted on a microblogging website.
May 12, 2013
12:52 (IST)
Photos that define Pakistan's landmark elections
Pakistan's Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif claimed victory following a historic election marred by violence on Saturday, a remarkable comeback for a leader once toppled in a military coup and sent into exile.
May 12, 2013
12:44 (IST)
India greets Nawaz Sharif's victory in Pakistan: who said what
India is watching even as Nawaz Sharif inches closer to becoming the next Prime Minister of Pakistan. A few Indian politicians have started congratulating Mr Sharif, even as he gets set for his new role. Here are some of the reactions.
May 12, 2013
12:31 (IST)
Results update:
Nawaz Sharif's Party - PML-N wins 95 seats. Imran Khan's party -PTI wins 23 seats.  Pakistan People's Party -PPP wins 18 seats.
May 12, 2013
12:14 (IST)
Pakistan elections results at 12 noon
171 / 272
PML-N         95
PTI               22
PPP             18
MQM             8
JUI-F              4
PKMAP          2          
INDPs            13
OTHERS        7

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