Restored judges to decide on Mush’s future: Sharif
|Bhutto’s PPP (87) largest party followed by Sharif’s |
|Opposition parties dealt a crushing electoral blow to allies of President Pervez Musharraf by winning enough seats to form a new government. Musharraf, however, refused to quit office even as his opponents urged him to resign.|
|Islamabad, February 19 |
Even as pro-Musharraf party PML-Q was today routed in Pakistan’s parliamentary polls which threw up a hung assembly, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) emerged the single largest party with 87 of 269 National Assembly seats for which elections were held while Pakistan Muslim League-N, headed by Sharif, two-time prime minister who was toppled in a bloodless coup by President Pervez Musharraf in 1999, got 66, providing a clear majority if they come together.
Record 11 women win
A step towards democracy: US
|Here’s waiting for you, mate: Nawaz Sharif relaxes after Monday’s results and (right) Asif Zardari of the largest gainer, the PPP. — AFP, PTI|