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Last Updated: Tuesday, 19 February 2008, 12:54 GMT
In pictures: Pakistan ballot count

PPP supporters in Karachi

As news emerged that the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) of slain former PM Benazir Bhutto would form the largest party in parliament, its supporters took to the streets in celebration.

Celebrating Pakistan Muslim League supporters in Rawalpindi

Supporters of the Pakistan Muslim League, led by another former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, also celebrated on the streets. It is now expected to be the second largest party.

Celebrating PML[N] supporters in Rawalpindi

Analysts say the performance of the PPP and PML[N] showed that the voters had rejected the militant Islamist parties, who suffered heavy losses.

Jubilant MQM supporters on Lahore street

Victory parties were seen on the streets of Lahore, Rawalpindi and Karachi as news of early results trickled out.

Awami National League supporters in Peshawar

The Islamist parties' losses were most clearly seen in North West Frontier Province, where the Awami National League Party won seats at their expense.





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