Pakistan opposition parties to form coalition government

Other News Materials 21 February 2008 22:26 (UTC +04:00)

( dpa ) - The opposition parties of slain Pakistan leader Benazir Bhutto and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif agreed Thursday to form a coalition government following their big win in parliamentary elections earlier in the week.

The decision leaves embattled President Pervez Musharraf's ruling party in opposition and dramatically alters the balance of power in the nuclear-armed nation.