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. Hamsta

    The IRS would have better luck finding tax cheaters if they audited liberals, Occupy protestors, democrats, illegal immigrants, muslims, gays, atheists, muslims, welfare and food stamp recipients. These groups of people are known criminals and are a threat to national security.

    May 13, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Igor

      Do you mean like Charlie Rangel who wrote the tax code but forgot its application to his Dominican second home, or more like Claire McCaskill's three hundred thousand owed, or Sec Treasury Tim Geithner? But see, you need US Attoneys to prosecute tax evasion felonies, and that would require DoJ Eric Holder to do his job. Good luck with that.

      May 13, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Do you possible mean that every democrat, every liberal, every gay person, every Muslim, every atheist, and every welfare/food stamp recipient is a convicted criminal? Wouldn't that take care of the entire city of NO? Be careful what lies you spread.

      May 13, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Spreading lies would be blaming republicans, the Tea Party or Bush for every Obama failure. Spreading lies would be trying to label the Tea Party, conservatives and war veterans as right wing extremists. Spreading lies would be trying to label conservatives and republicans as Nazis so you don't feel so shameful about socialism. All these are lies told by liberals and only reveal a guilty conscience.

      May 13, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      And, who labeled war veterans as "part of the 47% who are taking?" Lol. And who wants to let our elderly starve and cut off their SS after corporate raiders have decimated their hard-earned pensions after bankrupting their companies so they receive nothing? Who is looking down their nose because people are living longer? Actually, you did this, Hamsta...

      May 13, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      The only thing you said that was true was the 47% Romney comment. And Romney was telling the truth, yes they do have liberal leeches in the military. Liberals and progressives came up with 1,001 bogus illnesses for leaches to suck the blood from honest hard working Americans who would on the average have to work 4 years after death to get a piece of that ponzi scheme progressives came up with to steal money from our pockets.

      May 13, 2013 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Lol. Lol. Lol.

      May 13, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hamsta

    Hey banasy, say what you want but this is no lie: Thomas Jefferson said these two important things. First he said " Tyranny is when the citizens fear the government but freedom is when the government fears the citizens." Second " Freedom stops when those who don't work outweigh those who do work." First targeting conservative group with the IRS is tyranny. Second 47 percent is pretty close to outweighing those that do work. maybe that's why New Orleans took Hollywood from California and Shreveport took the auto industry from Detroit. both California and Detroit are full of liberals. unemployment there is high, and most people are on food stamps and welfare. Louisiana is conservative republican, unemployment here is low and we kick most of the welfare recipients out.

    May 13, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Not Hamsta Above

    Foul ball

    May 13, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Hamsta

    The cajuns saved your yankee butts in the revelutionary war and we might have to do it again.

    May 13, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Lol. Lol. Lol.

      May 13, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      When the Colonies try for their independence against England again, I'm sure the cajun help will be welcome. Lol. Lol. Lol.

      May 13, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Everyone knows France helped the Colonies against their mortal enemies, England. Common knowledge. Lol. Lol. Lol.

    May 13, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Hamsta

    Hey banasy, Ingsoc is at it again. The brown shirts in Palm Beach County setup a hotline for neighbors to read on each other. The local sheriff said " I want you to call me if the guy down the street hates government. Big brother's paranoia is getting out of countrol.

    May 13, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Hamsta

    Speak to text isn't working properly. That was supposed to say that neighbors could rar on each other.

    May 13, 2013 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Hamsta

    Stupid touch screen, rat on each other.

    May 13, 2013 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Hamsta

    why doesn't someone ask the Ambassador in Bengahzi how well gun free zones work? oh yeah he's dead, another liberal failure.

    May 13, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • I've been to the middle east

      And I didn't realize that Libya was a gun free zone.

      May 15, 2013 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    FBI hotlines and such have been open since 2001 to "rat on your neighbor". All perfectly legal under the Patriot Act that the true "patriots" are so rah rah about.
    This is boring. Good night.

    May 13, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    @ hamsta, youre pretty upity about people and places you really know nothing about arent ya? And you dont seem to be working too much yourself since youre always here blogging and spreading your venim. Youre just like a viper!

    May 15, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
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