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Sharif in the shadows as Punjab poll campaign heats up

Even as he was being led away to a jail cell on Friday, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was plotting how to galvanize a protest movement that could still cause a stir in Wednesday’s general election in Pakistan. Everything about Sharif’s arrest on corruption charges was stage-managed for political impact, starting with his decision to land at Lahore on […]