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News number: 9107169426

18:21 | 2013-05-12

Foriegn Policy

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Iran Felicitates PML-N Victory in Pakistan's General Elections

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian foreign ministry on Sunday felicitated Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party for its landslide victory in the recent general elections in the South Asian country.



Nawaz Sharif on Sunday headed for a third term in office as Pakistan's Prime Minister after his Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) party took an unassailable lead over its rivals in landmark general elections that witnessed a huge turnout despite Taliban threats and bomb attacks..

Trends from 264 of the 272 parliamentary seats that went to the polls showed that the PML-N was set to bag in excess of 125 seats, while Imran Khan's Tehreek-e Insaaf (PTI) Pakistan and the Pakistan People's Party were lagging far behind with 34 and 32 seats, respectively.

In a statement on Sunday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Araqchi congratulated the successful parliamentary elections in Pakistan and Sharif's ability to win people's trust.

Araqchi further pointed to the close relations between Iran and Pakistan, and hoped for the further expansion of the bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries.