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Disgraced ex-Pakistan PM in custody as 132 die in election violence

Disgraced ex-Pakistan PM in custody as 132 die in election violence

Disgraced ex-Pakistan PM in custody as 132 die in election violence
July 14
13:45 2018
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LAHORE, Pakistan — Disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in custody a day after the deadliest attacks in Pakistan’s troubled election campaign killed more than 130 people, including a candidate.

In the southwestern province of Baluchistan, a suicide bomber killed 128 people Friday, including a politician running for a provincial legislature. Four others died in a strike in Pakistan’s northwest, spreading panic in the country.


People hold an injured supporter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif after a clash with police in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, July 13, 2018.

K.M. Chaudary /

AP

The attacks came hours before Sharif returned from London along with his daughter Maryam to face a 10-year prison sentence on corruption charges, anti-corruption officials said. Maryam Sharif faces seven years in jail.

He was taken into custody to serve his sentence however he is expected to appeal and seek bail. It wasn’t clear when his appeal would be filed but he has until Monday.



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