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Pakistan lawmakers elect new prime minister — who's likely to step aside in 45 days - Los Angeles Times

Pakistan's lawmakers have elected Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to replace Nawaz Sharif as prime minister after Sharif was ousted in a corruption probe last week, but few expect Abbasi to stay in power. Abbasi was sworn in late Tuesday. But Sharif's ruling ...and more »

Pakistani PM disqualified by court over Panama Papers links - Center for Public Integrity

This article first appeared at ICIJ.org. The Supreme Court of Pakistan has voted unanimously to disqualify Nawaz Sharif from the prime ministership and has referred his case to the country's top anti-corruption authority for an investigation into his ...and more »

Imran Khan, Strongest Contender to Lead Pakistan, Is No Shoo-In - New York Times

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — In 1992, when Pakistan won its only Cricket World Cup, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was asked by a television host if the team captain, Imran Khan, a national heartthrob, would be right for his party if Mr. Khan went into politics.and more »

Shahbaz Sharif's PM Nomination Underscores PML-N's desperation - The Diplomat

The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has nominated Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as the interim prime minister to replace Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified by the Supreme Court on Friday, after investigations into the Panama Papers scandal ...and more »

The empire strikes back - The Hindu

Pakistan's deep state always works with a king's party — as it did for the judicial coup against Nawaz Sharif. Had Nawaz Sharif continued as Prime Minister till 2018, he would have created history by becoming the first Prime Minister to have completed ...and more »

Why Pakistan Army wanted Nawaz Sharif out and here's what may happen - Economic Times

By G Parthasarathy The “Panama Leaks” revealed last year that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family had acquired substantial overseas assets including residential properties in London and Dubai, which were evidently unaccounted for. The political ...and more »

Judiciary's coup - The Indian Express

Every once in a while Pakistan's contested legacy of a state founded in the name of 'Islam' bursts into the public realm to threaten the country's fragile democratic culture. From its laws of evidence which deny equal status to the testimony of Muslim ...and more »

Pakistan's Generals Strike Again: Sharif's Ouster Is a Scary Shake-Up - Daily Beast

The most dangerous country in the world just got even more unstable. The recent demise of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is a victory for the country's generals who despise Sharif for being “soft” on India and seeking peace in Afghanistan. His brother ...and more »

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi: A Nawaz Sharif Loyalist At Helm In Pakistan - NDTV

Islamabad: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Pakistan's interim Prime Minister, is a long-time loyalist of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif and one of the wealthiest parliamentarians in the country. Abbasi, 58, hails from the famous hill resort of Murree in Rawapindi ...and more »

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi: What You Need to Know About Pakistan's New Prime Minister - New York Times

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a politician educated in the United States, was elected prime minister of Pakistan on Tuesday. Parliament held a special election to replace his predecessor and mentor, who was disqualified on corruption ...and more »