Pakistani media is extensively covering the elections that took place on Saturday. As the results started to come out, people, who were hoping for ‘Naya Pakistan i.e. referred to as change’ at first were happy to see PTI (Imran khan’s party) winning in various constituencies. But within sometime only there was a twist and PML-N started leading over PTI in Punjab.
Now PML-N’s leader and former PM, Nawaz Sharif, is seeking to become Pakistan’s prime minister for the third time. He appears far ahead of all his rivals in elections 2013, according to a partial count of votes cast.
Sharif himself also declared his victory while addressing to his people. He said his party is a clear winner in Pakistan's general election and that he is hoping for a majority to avoid a coalition.
Mian NS address: My request to all political parties is to come forward and sit together to solve the issues of Pakistan. 3/3— Rabia Zia (@rabiaziauk) May 11, 2013
Mian NS address: This is my promise to the youth that I will start self employment scheme for the youth of Pakistan. 2/3— Rabia Zia (@rabiaziauk) May 11, 2013
As Sharif surges in election counts people of Pakistan are sharing their thoughts and feelings on Twitter and Facebook. The reaction is mixed but there are a few important points that can be taken out from what people are saying.
1. People of Pakistan are still hopeful for a better future.
2. Some are disappointed, as PTI which was largely supported by the youth and women of Pakistan, is losing against PML-N
3. People associate PML-N’s apparent victory as a lesson for PPP.
4. Of course, Sharif’s supporters are celebrating his Party’s victory.
5. And there are those who are clearly not happy with PML-N taking over Pakistani Government for the next five years.
Here’s what people are posting on social media about the entire situation.
Adequate food, clean water, mass education those should be PML-N's priorities not a "bullet train." #pakvotes— Shehla Anjum (@anjumsheh) May 11, 2013
Shrek. (Enough said)— Hussain Aftab Changi (@hachangi) May 11, 2013
Description: PML-N reminds me of Scar!
After #PTI experience, Mian Nawaz Sharif can't afford to forget youth :)— Umar Cheema (@UmarCheema1) May 11, 2013
Just too depressing....what a let down. If the nation has spoken&its PML-N that they want,I guess that is that. More misery ahead.....enjoy.— La Haq (@LaHaq) May 11, 2013
PTI did exceptionally well for a fairly new, recently popular party, in spite of so much open rigging.IK's a fair man & deserves fair play.— Imaan Sheikh (@SheikhImaan) May 11, 2013
A lesson for Zardari: Do not take Jiyalas for granted,if you promote/patronize your cronies and "Diyarimaars"they will not vote for you.— Asad Munir(@asadmunir38) May 11, 2013
Sialkot PML N has won every single MNA & MPA seat. Full victory— Tahafuz e Pakistan (@DrAQ_Khan) May 11, 2013
Why is Nawaz Sharif boasting so much? Has he forgotten what he did to us when he was the prime minister last time? Kargil? And others?— S??? ?????? (@Sarabbasii) May 11, 2013
Let’s wish Pakistan a bright future.
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