Saturday, May 11, 2013

Media proved wrong in Pakistan election: Imran Khan's PTI fails to sweep election, Nawaz Sharif wins, PPP bites the dust

Media would have made us believe that Imran Khan's PTI was going to sweep the elections in Pakistan. But when results came finally on Sunday, Nawaz Sharif's PMLN was far ahead and in a position to form the next government.

All TV channels were predicting that Imran Khan would upset the calculations of all other major parties. Such hype was created that it seems it was only a matter of time that the former cricket captain of the country would also lead the nation.

But as results started coming on late Saturday night, it became clear that electorate reposed their faith in the Muslim League. The PPP suffered heavily. Tehrik-e-Insaf did perform well in certain regions and it may become the major player by the next election. 

The Awami National Party (ANP) leaders accepted that they had been rejected. The Pakistan Tahrik-e-Insaf (PTI) had a good news though. Apart from getting substantial seats in the National Assembly, the party was heading to form the government in Khyber Pakhtunwa region.

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