Pakistan General Elections 2013: Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan pleased over poll turnout

Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan Saturday expressed satisfaction over the turnout in the peaceful general elections in the country.

Islamabad: Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan Saturday expressed satisfaction over the turnout in the peaceful general elections in the country.

In a message on a social network‚ Imran, also the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, said people voted "fearlessly" in Punjab, state-run Radio Pakistan reported.

He said that despite threats from militants, the voter turnout in Sindh and Balochistan provinces were also satisfactory.

Sharif, chairman of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) said the peaceful election was a "good omen".

He said the final outcome will "certainly be in the good interest" of the country.

Sharif‚ however, regretted the boycott of the elections by the Jamaat-e-Islami in Karachi.

Voting was held Saturday for 269 of the 342 seats of the National Assembly and 728 seats in four provincial assemblies.

IANS