Chapters: Pakistani General Election, 1993, Pakistani Films of
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Politics and government ofPakistan General elections were held in
Pakistan on 6 October 1993 to elect the National Assembly of
Pakistan. The election took place after both the Prime Minister
Nawaz Sharif and President Ghulam Ishaq Khan resigned to resolve a
power struggle between them. After a campaign in which both main
parties made many campaign promises, the Pakistan Peoples Party
(PPP) won a plurality of seats. After winning the support of minor
parties and independents the leader of the PPP, Benazir Bhutto, was
elected Prime Minister by the National Assembly. The Pakistan
Muslim League (N) (PML-N) won the 1990 election and the party's
leader, Nawaz Sharif, became Prime Minister. In early 1993 he
attempted to strip the President of the power to dismiss the Prime
Minister, National Assembly and regional assemblies. However in
April 1993 President Khan dismissed Sharif for corruption and
called elections for the 14 July after dissolving the National
Assembly. Sharif immediately appealed to the Supreme Court, which
in May ruled by 10 to 1 that Khan had exceeded his powers and
therefore restored Sharif as Prime Minister. Khan and Sharif then
began to battle for control of Pakistan for the next two months.
They both attempted to secure control over the regional assemblies
and in particular, Punjab. In Punjab this saw a staged kidnapping
and the moving of 130 members of the Punjab Assembly to the capital
to ensure they stayed loyal to Sharif. Meanwhile the leader of the
main opposition party Benazir Bhutto threatened to lead a march on
Islamabad unless new elections were called. Finally on the 18 July,
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