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The attack was the deadliest since a Taliban assault on a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar in 2014 that killed over 150 people/AFP/File / BANARAS KHAN

Pakistanis mourn after election rally bombing kills 128

Pakistan was in shock Saturday after a suicide blast killed 128 people, shaking confidence in security just as the dramatic arrest of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif ratcheted political tensions higher ahead of nationwide polls. Sharif’s highly-anticipated return from London and subsequent arrest for corruption was overshadowed as the carnage in Mastung, in the southwestern province …

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Pakistan ex-PM Nawaz Sharif given 10-year jail term

A Pakistani court has sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison on corruption charges related to four luxury London flats. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court handed down the verdict after a series of delays. His daughter and son-in-law were also convicted. Sharif, who is currently in London and was sentenced …

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Pakistani ex-PM Nawaz Sharif banned from leading his party

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as head of his party. Mr Sharif was ordered to step down as prime minister last year amid corruption allegations that he denies. The court ruled that his earlier dismissal from office made him ineligible to lead the PML-N. All decisions taken by Mr Sharif …


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