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Sharif makes strong comeback in Pak
His party PML-N poised to form new govt; Imran’s Tehrik-i-Insaf party concedes defeat
Toppled in a 1999 military coup, jailed and exiled, Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif has made a triumphant election comeback and is certain to become the Prime Minister for a third time. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has taken an unassailable lead in the landmark elections with its main rivals — former cricketer Imran Khan's Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) — trailing far behind.

Punjab page: Sharif’s ancestral village hopes for better Indo-Pak ties
J&K page: Omar congratulates Sharif, hopes he’ll work for K-issue

Pakistan’s new dance of democracy
By Raj Chengappa
Like all good batsmen, Nawaz Sharif, who fancied himself as a cricketer of some standing when he was young, always seems to have enough time to play his political shots. When the voting began on Saturday, he spent his time relaxing at his Raiwind farmhouse rarely enquiring about the turnout at various booths.
PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif (C) addresses supporters as his brother Shahbaz (R) and daughter Maryam (second from left) listen in Lahore on Saturday PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif (C) addresses supporters as his brother Shahbaz (R) and daughter Maryam (second from left) listen in Lahore on Saturday. — AFP

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Nawaz Sharif: The Lion of Punjab roars in Pak
Nawaz Sharif
Islamabad, May 12
Nawaz Sharif, known as the ‘Lion of Punjab’ who has promised to restart peace process with India and is set to be elected for a third innings as Pakistan Prime Minister, is seen as someone who can fix the country’s bleeding economy but is considered soft on the Taliban. A steel tycoon-cum- politician, Sharif has made an astounding comeback after being toppled in a 1999 coup, jailed and exiled to spend seven years in wilderness.

Big names bite the dust
Islamabad, May 12
Many stalwarts of Pakistani politics, including ex-Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, bit the dust in the polls that saw a large number of people exercising their vote for a historic democratic transition. The biggest upset was of PPP’s Ashraf, who suffered a humiliating defeat in Rawalpindi-II (National Assembly-51), Geo News reported.


PUNJAB: Remove all controversial objects from Op Bluestar memorial: BJP

HARYANA: Cong woos Brahmins on Parshuram Jayanti

J&KInfighting in Congress deepens as clamour for Taj’s ouster grows

HIMACHAL: Snow, rain bring back wintry conditions

CHANDIGARH: Bansal makes a show of strength

Encroachers keep MC officials busy

DELHI: DUTA meeting rejects 4-yr programme
BUSINESS: IT watchdog probing breach in ATM heist
OPINIONS: Ministers resign

NATION: Naxals kill 4 security men in Chhattisgarh

SPORTS: Coaches, wrestlers turn junior Nationals into a farce
WORLD: British Army officers press for asylum to Afghan interpreters


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PML-N supporters celebrate victory

Imran Khan: Youth, women voters’ response heartening
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan Sunday conceded his party has lost elections but said he is elated with the unprecedented response given to him by the youth and educated women voters who came out to vote in such a huge way for the first time in the country’s history.
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3 killed in clash over ashram in Rohtak
DSP, Rohtak tehsildar among 114 hurt
One of the four Haryana Roadways buses torched by protesters at Rohtak’s Karontha village on SundayRohtak, May 12
Three persons were killed and over 100 injured when the police opened fire to quell a mob that had gathered to take possession of Satlok Ashram at Karontha village today. The injured included a woman Deputy Superintendent of Police and the Rohtak tehsildar.
One of the four Haryana Roadways buses torched by protesters at Rohtak’s Karontha village on Sunday. Photo: Manoj Dhaka

Cong defends PM, says no divide on ministers’ sacking
New Delhi, May 12
On a day when the BJP launched an all-out attack against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the issue of ‘coalgate’ and corruption by staging protests here today, the Congress rushed to defend him by insisting that the party and the Government were one in deciding to drop Pawan Kumar Bansal and Ashwani Kumar from the Union Cabinet.
Nation page: BJP activists stage protest, seek PM’s resignation
Ministers resign




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