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ELECTIONS OF 1993

ELECTIONS OF 1993 Following a prolonged struggle between President Ghulam Ishaq Khan and Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif, which lasted for several months, the National Assembly was dissolved in July 1993 and the president and prime minister were forced out of office These changes were the consequence of the army working behind the scenes A caretaker government under Prime Minister Moeen Qureshi took office and organized another general election, which was held in October The elections did not provide a clear mandate The Pakistan People’s Party, led by Benazir Bhutto, won 91 seats but did not obtain a majority It was able to form a government in Islamabad with the help of the Pakistan Muslim League (Junejo) (PML[J]), a faction of the mainstream Pakistan Muslim League, which, under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif, was able to win only 54 seats The Muhajir Qaumi Mahaz (MQM) won the usual 13 seats, 11 from Karachi, and 2 from Hyderabad PPP was also able to form provincial governments in Punjab, Sindh, and the Northwest Frontier Province, although the Punjab government was led by a member of the PML(J)

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