world-news

Pakistani caretaker PM thanks voters for huge turnout

Islamabad, May 11 : Pakistan's caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso Saturday thanked the country's people for coming out in huge numbers and exercising their right to vote.


Khoso said the completion of the election process has put to rest those critics who were skeptic about the polls, Xinhua cited the prime minister's office as saying.

The prime minister congratulated all political parties and candidates for participating in the elections.

Khoso appreciated the Election Commission of Pakistan, law enforcement agencies, federal and provincial authorities, media and the civil society for their role and cooperation with the caretaker government in holding the elections in a free and fair manner.

The exact number of people who voted was not immediately clear. But officials and reports spoke of a mammoth turnout. Pakistan has 86 million voters.

Voting was held for 269 of the 342 seats of the National Assembly and 728 seats in the assemblies of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

--IANS (Posted on 11-05-2013)

world-news headlines

Algeria: Ban lauds peaceful polls, encourages democracy

UNESCO denounces killing of media workers in Syria

Stable societies vital for advancing development: UN

UN urges Bahrain to stop persecuting Shi'a Muslims

Smaller farmers gain greater hold in banana market: UN

Syria: UN confirms progress in removing chemical weapons

South Sudan: UN condemns attack on convoy carrying aid

South Sudan: UN condemns attack on convoy carrying aid

Ukraine: UN calls for immediate de-escalation of violence

Scientists in UN-backed initiative decode tsetse fly genome

UN kicks off annual global immunization campaign

Darfur: UN urges support for peace process

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top