Pakistan

The deep state strikes back

Print edition : September 15, 2017

Nawaz Sharif addressing an on-the-road rally in Gujrat, Pakistan, on August 11. Photo: Anjum Naveed/AP

Hussain Nawaz. The Panama Papers leak revealed that Nawaz Sharif's two sons and daughter owned offshore companies and property in London. Photo: B.K. Bangash/AP

Maryam Nawaz. The Panama Papers leak revealed that Nawaz Sharif's two sons and daughter owned offshore companies and property in London. Photo: AAMIR QURESHI/AFP

Imran Khan, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader, at a rally in Islamabad on July 30. Photo: AAMIR QURESHIAFP

Wajid Zia, the head of the Joint Investigation Team, arrives at the Supreme Court to present the final report of the investigation into the alleged money laundering against Nawaz Sharif and his family in Islamabad on July 10. Photo: AAMIR QURESHI/AFP

The military apparatus gains the upper hand again after the Supreme Court disqualifies Nawaz Sharif, a democratically elected Prime Minister, from continuing in politics for life on charges of corruption.
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