1. Largest voter turnout in three decades drowns out Islamic militant extremists;
2. PPP candidates suffer a drubbing! Electorate demonstrates unhappiness with disastrous five years under Zardari and his people. Bhutto aura appears to be fading;
3. Imran Khan's party goes some way to break the traditional two-party stranglehold on Pakistani politics;
4. Clear mandate to PML-N;
5. All politics is local – province's voted according to local issues;
6. Imran Khan's PTI to most certainly be part of new KPK government – will provide opportunity to party to demonstrate practically PTI's effectiveness at governance;
7. Many first time voters across the country. The power of the ballot seeps into national consciousness.
1. Imran Khan's party splits electorate;
2. Clear mandate to a party with a dubious /mixed historical track record in governing Pakistan;
3. Clear divide in voting patterns across the four provinces – national versus provincial politics;
4. Other than Punjab, likely that governments of three smaller provinces will not be from party forming federal government – will most certainly lead to tensions between Centre and Provinces;
5. Islamic militants and 'gangster' elements demonstrate ability to carry out violent acts almost at will throughout the country. Law enforcement agencies appear helpless;
6. Likely that PML-N will soften stance against religious extremists thus setting country back socially. Women's rights and cultural environment to particularly suffer;
7. Secular ANP party virtually wiped out from KPK assemblies.