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British PM telephones Sharif to stress `strong bond`

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 15:00

British Prime Minister David Cameron has telephoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif to congratulate him on his party`s success in general elections.

Silent voters catapulted PML-N to power: Pak daily

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 12:48

The PML-N was nearly reaching the majority mark in the National Assembly all thanks to "silent voters who turned out in droves to catapult the party to power once again", said a leading daily Tuesday.

Yousuf Raza Gilani resigns from PPP`s vice-chairman post

Last Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013, 23:13

Former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday resigned from the post of vice-chairman of the Pakistan People`s Party, accepting responsibility for its resounding defeat in the general election.

Pak polls show people`s commitment to democracy: EU

Last Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013, 20:55

The unprecedented turnout in Pakistan`s general election reflected the people`s commitment to democratic rule, despite an "unbalanced" playing field and "distorted" election process, EU mission observing the landmark event said.

Pak polls: PPP accepts defeat but decries militants` shadow over polls

Last Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013, 20:49

The Pakistan People`s Party today accepted defeat in the landmark general elections but said it had "serious reservations" about the fairness of the polls as it had been denied a level playing field by militant groups.

Election Commission of Pakistan meets over rigging

Last Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013, 16:40

Pakistan went to polls Saturday for the National Assembly and provincial assemblies. Monday saw protests in parts of the country by losing candidates who alleged polls were rigged.

PPP likely to form government in Sindh province

Last Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013, 15:47

The daily Dawn cited unofficial results which showed the party has got 70 of the 130 general seats.

Protests in Pakistan over rigging allegations

Last Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013, 14:39

Soon after unofficial results began to trickle in, some losing candidates levelled rigging charges.

Pakistan Elections 2013: Nawaz Sharif on way to attain majority, form govt

Last Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013, 09:26

Having received an overwhelming lead over its rivals in Pakistan elections, Pakistan Muslim Leauge-Nawaz (PML-N) president Nawaz Sharif is in talks with aides on forming a new government.

Obama congratulates Pakistan on successful election

Last Updated: Sunday, May 12, 2013, 23:17

US President Barack Obama on Sunday congratulated Pakistan on successful completion of parliamentary elections and said his administration is ready to work "as equal partners" with the new government of that country.

Pakistan poll results delayed due to transparent process: ECP

Last Updated: Sunday, May 12, 2013, 21:48

There has been a delay in the announcement of results of the general elections in Pakistan due to the "transparent process" and "legal procedures" adopted by the election commission, a top official said on Sunday.

Pak polls: Imran welcomes poll outcome but alleges rigging

Last Updated: Sunday, May 12, 2013, 20:20

Crickter-turned-politician Imran Khan today said his party would act as a "solid opposition" even as he alleged that the general elections in Pakistan were marred by rigging in some provinces.