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  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai in his telephonic conversation with President Asif Ali Zardari discussed regional situation as well as bilateral relations between the two countries. (Majority of papers)
  • Unofficial results of the general elections put PML-N on top of the list with 126 NA seats; PTI gets 32, PPP 31, MQM 17, JUI 10 and independents grab 29 seats. (News)
  • Caretaker Prime Minister has reportedly refused to accord approval to the appointment of 12 Ambassadors abroad; advised Foreign Office to submit the recommendations for appointment(s) of the Ambassadors to the elected Prime Minister. (Jang)
  • ECP Secretary Ishtiak Ahmad Khan says, no one can tamper with the election results; delay in results of some national and provincial assemblies is due to incomplete legal process which will be completed soon
  • CEC Justice (Rtd) Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim revisits Karachi to assess problems; congratulates the nation for holding most transparent, free and fair elections. (Business Recorder, News)
  • JUI-F’s Fazlur Rahman telephones PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif and congratulates him on PML-N’s victory on majority of seats; both discuss on a joint strategy to form government in KP; separately Maulana says, his party will cooperate with Nawaz Sharif in the Centre. (Majority of papers)
  • APML managed to win a seat each in the NA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly from Chitral. (Daily Times)
  • PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif in an interview to an Indian channel says, whether New Delhi invited him or not, he would pay a visit to India; try to repair relations with India through resolution of Kashmir issue; separately PML-N Chief tells a British newspaper that he will not pull back on the fight against Al-Qaeda and Taliban; hopes to reach an agreement with Washington on drone strikes; tells, he has the experience of working with US. (Majority of papers)
  • Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Saudi Arabia’s Dy. Prime Minister Prince Maqran bin Abdul Aziz, Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ameers of Qatar and Kuwait and leaders of UAE felicitate Nawaz Sharif on victory of his party in the general elections; Indian Premier  invites Nawaz Sharif to visit India at mutually convenient time; US President Barrack Obama congratulates Pakistan on its parliamentary elections and says, Washington is ready to work ‘as equal partners’ with the government that emerges. (Majority of papers)
  • MQM Chief Altaf Hussain says, his party is being pushed to the wall and abhorrence is being spread against the party; demands the establishment either acknowledge the mandate of Karachi and its people or separate it from the country; alleges that some TV channels are not showing pro-MQM rally; reject allegations of rigging. (Daily Times, News, Dawn)
  • PTI supporters in Lahore and Karachi take to the streets in protest against the unexpected results of some of the constituencies in favour of opponents’ candidates. (Majority of papers)
  • Victorious N mulling over cabinets; Shahbaz to return to Punjab CM House; Ishaq Dar, Ch. Nisar, Khawaja Asif, Mehtab, Ahsan to get key posts, report by Sajid Zia and Javaid-ur-Rahman. (Nation)
  • The dynamics of President’s re-election: Zardari stands no chance in the numbers game, report by Tariq Butt. (News, Jang)
  • Indian Navy commissions its first fighter squadron. (Pakistan Today)
  • Afghan government deploys additional forces in Goshta district of Nangarhar province putting hundreds of border police, army and quick reaction force on stand by alongside Pak-Afghan border in the area. (Pak. Observer)
  • India’s BJP spokesperson hails democratic transition in Pakistan; expresses hope that the new government will further strengthen the process of improving ties with India. (Pak. Observer)
  • Imran Khan’s ex-wife Jemima Khan in a twitter message says, PTI seems to be all set to form government in KP; lauds Pakistanis for turning out to vote in the face of terror threats. (Frontier Post)
  • Western media describes as ‘undemocratic’ the expulsion of New York Times Pakistan Bureau Chief Declan Walsh from Pakistan on the eve of voting. (News)
  • UK says, Pakistan’s new government under Nawaz Sharif can begin to tackle the country’s ‘very serious challenges’ following a successful and sound elections. (News)
  • EU observer to Pakistan Michael Gahler expresses satisfaction over the election process in Pakistan. (News)

 

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