Pakistan's ruling party is expected to nominate a new prime minister following the resignation of Nawaz Sharif over corruption allegations. The country's supreme court has disqualified Sharif from holding public office.
Often portrayed as proponents of "soft Islam," Pakistani Barelvis were believed to be providing the "counter-narrative" to hardline sects. But their last month's Islamabad siege demonstrates a worrisome metamorphosis.
A court in Pakistan has indicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and three of his children on corruption charges. The case stems from the 2016 leak of the Panama Papers.
Despite orders from the government to help disperse Islamist protesters, Pakistan's military has reportedly chosen not to intervene. Hardliners are demanding the resignation of the law minister over a blasphemy row.
Pakistan's Supreme Court has disqualified the country's premier Nawaz Sharif in a corruption case related to Panama Papers. Pro-democracy activists say the verdict was politically motivated and a setback for democracy.
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