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Pak hopes new leadership will solve its problems

May 12, 2013

As results from Pakistan's landmark election continued to trickle in on Sunday, questions remain about whether the new government, will solve the country's problems. After 14 years out of power, Nawaz Sharif is poised to become prime minister once again. Sharif said on May 11 that his Pakistan Muslim League Party-Nawaz (PMLN) was the clear winner in general elections and that he hoped for a majority to avoid a coalition. He inherits a country with a dizzying array of troubles, from chronic power cuts to a Taliban insurgency. One resident said that the responsibility now lies with the Nawaz league to fulfill its campaign promises. Mohammad Sajid, a resident of Karachi said that the new leadership had huge challenges ahead.