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Despite by-election loss, Pakistan opposition claims momentum for 2018

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan's party said on Monday it had built momentum in a by-election for ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's parliamentary seat, despite finishing second, but the biggest inroads were made by two new Islamist groupings.

Wife of ousted PM Sharif wins by-election in test of support for ruling party

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - The wife of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday captured his parliamentary seat with a reduced majority in a by-election seen as a test of support for the Sharif dynasty ahead of the 2018 general election.

Ex-Pakistan PM's wife on course to win his by-election seat

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The wife of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on course to win a parliamentary by-election for her husband's seat, which became vacant when he was ousted from office, according to unofficial early results Sunday. The Supreme...Show More Summary

Former Pakistani PM's wife contests by-election

The wife of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will contest a parliamentary by-election Sunday after her husband's seat became vacant when he was ousted from office. The Supreme Court ended Sharif's tenure and banned him from holding public office in July following an investigation into corruption allegations against him and his family. Show More Summary

Pakistanis vote in by-election seen as test of support for ousted PM Sharif

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistanis began casting votes on Sunday for the parliamentary seat vacated by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in a by-election seen as a test of support for the Sharif dynasty ahead of the 2018 general election.

Pakistan's top court rejects challenges to removal of ex-PM Sharif

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday rejected petitions seeking a review of its July 28 ruling that disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office, upholding a verdict likely to influence the next general election, due in mid-2018.

Pakistan court rejects ex-PM's petition against removal

A defense lawyer says Pakistan's Supreme Court has rejected former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's request for a review of a ruling disqualifying him from holding office for concealing his assets. … Click to Continue »

Pakistani linked to US-designated terror group runs for seat

A Pakistani man with links to a U.S.-designated terrorist group is among four politicians running for a seat in parliament vacated by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after he was … Click to Continue »

In election test, ousted Pakistan PM's heir-apparent takes limelight

LAHORE (Reuters) - In campaigning for a Pakistan by-election seen as a test of support for ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the most visible figure is not on the ballot: Sharif's daughter, Maryam, widely touted as his political heir-apparent.

Pakistan's anti-corruption agency starts criminal investigation into ex-PM, finance minister

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's anti-corruption agency will open a criminal investigation into former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and current finance minister Ishaq Dar, it said on Thursday.

Pakistani ex-PM's wife to run in election despite illness

A Pakistani official says former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's wife will run for a seat in parliament despite having been diagnosed with throat cancer. Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb says Kulsoom … Click to Continue »

Former Pakistan PM Sharif challenges ouster

Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has hit back against his ouster by the Supreme Court over corruption allegations, demanding a review of his case. The Supreme Court sacked Sharif in late July following an investigation into...Show More Summary

Deposed Pakistani PM calls for 'revolution' in talk to crowd

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Deposed Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif called Saturday for "a change and revolution" in the country to ensure the sanctity of the vote as he addressed a large gathering of his supporters in his home town of Lahore.

Former Pakistan PM Sharif rallies crowds as trek ends in Lahore

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told thousands of supporters he would "change the fate of the country" despite being ousted by the Supreme Court, as he ended a four-day procession from Islamabad to Lahore on Saturday. Sharif...Show More Summary

Massive crowd greets deposed Pakistani PM in hometown

A massive crowd of tens of thousands of supporters has greeted deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif in his hometown of Lahore at a large rally that began three days ago. … Click to Continue »

Convoy of former Pakistan PM Sharif kills boy at rally

The motorcade of Pakistan's former prime minister hit and killed a 13-year-old boy who had come to a rally Friday at which Nawaz Sharif was protesting his recent ouster, officials said. The ex-leader has been rallying crowds since Wednesday...Show More Summary

Wife of ousted Pakistani PM to seek his parliament seat: party official

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - The wife of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will contest a special election for the parliamentary seat he was forced to vacate last month after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding office, a Sharif adviser said on Friday.

Former Pakistan PM Sharif rallies crowds on road to Lahore

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif continued a slow, defiant procession down the ancient Grand Trunk Road Thursday, inching closer to his eastern stronghold of Lahore in a bid to rally supporters after his ouster. Sharif halted...Show More Summary

Pakistan's deposed PM to resume rally amid tight security

Pakistan's deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif is set to resume a much-publicized two-day rally following his removal last month from office by the Supreme Court for concealing assets. Sharif drew … Click to Continue »

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