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Pakistan's leadership crisis

Sharif's credibility has been dented; next two weeks will decide how Pak will handle its problems

Aditi Phadnis 

Aditi Phadnis Things are not going too well for the ruling regime in Pakistan, which faces elections in the summer of 2018. Newspapers and civil society are baying for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s blood after he reportedly gave “evasive” answers to the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) set up by the Supreme Court, which handed in its report last week. The Supreme Court is studying the report and will likely give a verdict on whether Sharif should resign on charges of corruption, possibly on July 17, Monday. The Sharif family has decided to brazen it out: A Cabinet meeting has declared ...

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First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 22:52 IST
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