A landmark day for democracy

Published Jun 06, 2013 01:26pm
Supporters of Pakistan
Supporters of Pakistan's Premier-elect Nawaz Sharif, celebrate outside parliament in Islamabad on June 5, 2013. — AFP Photo
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Pakistan's new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses the National Assembly in Islamabad on June 5, 2013. — AFP Photo
Pakistani lawmakers gather for the selection of the new prime minister at the National Assembly in Islamabad on June 5, 2013. — AFP Photo
Pakistani lawmakers gather for the selection of the new prime minister at the National Assembly in Islamabad on June 5, 2013. — AFP Photo
New Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (C) inspects a guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad on June 5, 2013. — AFP Photo
New Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (C) inspects a guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad on June 5, 2013. — AFP Photo
Nawaz Sharif (C) observes the national anthem during a welcoming ceremony at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad on June 5, 2013. — AFP Photo
Nawaz Sharif (C) observes the national anthem during a welcoming ceremony at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad on June 5, 2013. — AFP Photo
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari (L) administers the oath to newly-elected Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (R) during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Islamabad  on June 5, 2013. — AFP Photo
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari (L) administers the oath to newly-elected Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (R) during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Islamabad on June 5, 2013. — AFP Photo
Supporters of Pakistan
Supporters of Pakistan's newly elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif exchange sweets to celebrate in Karachi, Pakistan on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. — AP Photo

June 5th, 2013, marked a landmark day for Pakistan's democracy as Nawaz Sharif took the oath of Prime Minister and the turnover between two elected governments was formally completed.


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m h kayani
Jun 06, 2013 03:53pm

More like for corruption.

Sanjay-Saxena
Jun 06, 2013 03:55pm

I think the biggest task for the new-elected PM is to get rid of the Gun-culture prevailing in Pakistan for the last one decade. The hearts, minds and the spiritis of the citizens is to be made free to soar in the skies. The people of Pakistan must be allowed to dream, dream big and fulfill those dreams. And the biggest road-block to this is the Gun-culture. Once this gun-culture is gone, all other things-economy for example--will automatically fall in place.

khan Sahib
Jun 06, 2013 04:09pm

Congratulations to all Pakistanis,"We have successfully transformed from a Banana Republic to a Jungle Republic as Lions have taken over charges from Monkeys". Good Luck?

Hafiz Nazar Hussain
Jun 07, 2013 05:20am

There is no doubt that 5th June is a landmark day for Pakistan's democracy, but the fundamental question is how to deliver what they promised to the nation? Let us pray and hope for the best.