Pakistan's government made history on 16 March 2013, with the parliament becoming the first democratically chosen body to complete its five-year term. Pakistan has faced three military coups and persistent political turmoil.
The election will be held within 60 days as per the constitution of Pakistan. Meanwhile, there will be an interim government to manage the affairs of the country.
After the assassination of Benazir Bhutto on 27 December 2007, the parliamentary elections which were scheduled to be held in January were postponed until 18 February 2013. The PPP won the considerable victory, winning 121seats from all provinces in the Parliament, whilst the centre-right, Pakistan Muslim League managed to secure 91 seats from all over the country.