Ex-PM may return to power in Pakistan
Supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif carry portraits of him in Lahore, Pakistan, on Sunday.
May 13th, 2013
07:48 AM ET

Ex-PM may return to power in Pakistan

Nawaz Sharif, the prime minister whose government was overthrown by a military coup more than a decade ago, appears to be back on top in Pakistan, election officials have said, despite claims by other parties of vote rigging.

According to unofficial results disclosed Sunday from the country's violence-marred elections over the weekend, Sharif's party, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), looks to have won most of the seats in the National Assembly.

One of the country's leading industrialists and richest men, Sharif has been prime minister twice before and was overthrown in a coup when Gen. Pervez Musharraf seized power in 1999. Sharif was subsequently jailed before going into exile in Saudi Arabia. He returned to Pakistan in 2007.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    How are things in Libya? Any Marines on alert to escort US personnel out of there? Isn't this Arab spring?

    May 13, 2013 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Maybe what America needs right about now is some troops on the ground in Syria. It's a warm spring, somewhere.

    May 13, 2013 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  3. observer

    I was about to comment how nice it was that Kelsey Grammar was PM of Pakistan, but bambi beat me to it.

    May 13, 2013 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. dazzle ©

    Quite astounding how much Sharif resembles Kelsey Grammar.

    May 13, 2013 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      He looks more like William Hurt to me.

      May 13, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • bambi

      I agree. He does look like Frazier. Did I say that earlier?

      May 13, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Good morning all.
    Where is the coverage for the terror attack in N.Orleans on mothers day parade?
    Or that a criminal investigation has been launched in the W.Texas deadly explosion?
    On the Texas horror BTW, media by passing that tragedy is both puzzling and dismaying.

    May 13, 2013 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Obviously, elsewhere, which is one reason I'm not here much.

      May 13, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Or what about the important news such as the Obama administration being guilty of desertion in the Bengahzi scanday and tyranny in the IRS scandal....

      May 13, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tina K

      Shhh hamsta! U can't mention such things on here. Lol. So much for a transparent presidency. Oh well. obozo will be gone in 2016 leaving behind a twenty trillion debt for our kids kids kids and a soiled legacy. History will judge this mad man

      May 13, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chicano dude

      20 trillion? Whoa! With a little quick math. That's eleven trillion added under Obama. Who In The history of this nation has spent more? No one even close. You are right. History will judge this man

      May 13, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. dazzle ©

    Good Morning @saywhat, absolutely no coverage on here on the NO Mothers Day shooting. Is our mainstream media hoping somehow we are going to forget West, Texas.?

    May 13, 2013 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    On Pakistan elections, its in our interest to hope that the country gets on the road to stability and its people come together to stand up to get rid of those elements bent on destroying it.

    May 13, 2013 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    The coverage on Syrian implosion ignited to get rid of Assad, now spiraling out of control with factions among 'rebels' getting full reins, is also being ignored.

    May 13, 2013 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    needless to say that with US involvement (Cameron's visit is ominous) seeming imminent after Israel's incursion, we are in for another disaster.

    May 13, 2013 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    @dazzle
    to this day i can't figure out why was Texas treated like a pariah?
    That horror was bigger than any recent 'event'.

    May 13, 2013 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    see you folks somewhat later in the day.

    May 13, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  12. BOMBO

    On the computer screen he looks like Kelsey Grammar. On my phone he looks a bit like Oliver Hardy.

    May 13, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Oliver Hardy? Lol!

      May 13, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Hamsta

    Americans aren't concerned with the ragheads new leader, we are concerned with impeaching our own traitorous deserters.

    May 13, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Hamsta

    elsewhere in the news: California has become a feudal third world country, Detroit looks like an abandonded ghost town, WHY? Answer: LIBERAL SOCIALIST POLICIES. Why don't you liberal turds learn from your mistakes? When you are finally done destroying America are you going to blame Bush, the Tea Party and conservatives for that to? Obama's only acheivement has been labeled a train wreck by his own people, that's why republican's refuse to work with him, HIS IDEA'S DON'T WORK.

    May 13, 2013 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. stuart

    Yep. He looks like Frazier from Cheers.

    May 13, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
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