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Controversial Islamist laws being used to sideline Pakistani politicians

Pakistani politicians are being sidelined from running in next month's general election for 'violating Islamic Injunctions', with some even banned for life by the courts; these clauses are allegedly backed by the army as a way to keep MPs in check

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Pakistan's outgoing prime minister, is the latest politician to be disqualified by a court. Photo: Reuters / Faisal Mahmood
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Pakistan's outgoing prime minister, is the latest politician to be disqualified by a court. Photo: Reuters / Faisal Mahmood
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