Former cricketer Imran Khan has been elected into Parliament in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar, according to reports.
Ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, head of the centre-right Pakistan Muslim League-N, also won his seat, a party spokesman told AFP.
Sharif, who has served as prime minister twice before, was elected to parliament in his Punjab heartland – although voting has been marred by deadly bomb blasts.
His should be a stable government for he will not need any other party bloc to form a coalition; a few independents will do.
Nawaz Sharif appears to have completed an astonishing political comeback in Pakistan's general election.
After an invigorating election campaign, voters here in Pakistan have decided to stick with the familiar by electing Nawaz Sharif.