Millions of people in Pakistan have gone to the polls to elect the country’s third civilian government in a row. But allegations that the military has been interfering in the campaign have added to an already tense atmosphere.
The foundation has said it was forced to stop operations because burdensome regulations prevented it from working effectively. Analysts say other NGOs are also being curtailed and harassed by Pakistani authorities.
The three-time prime minister was handed a new prison sentence and was acquitted on charges relating to upscale properties in London. Sharif has claimed the charges against him are politically motivated.
After visiting troops in Afghanistan, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has arrived in the Pakistan capital for talks. Violence in Kashmir and a tense security situation in neighboring Afghanistan are on the agenda.
The former cricket star and opposition stalwart Imran Khan has declared victory in Pakistan's tense election. A slow vote count had sparked accusations of ballot rigging by rivals.
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