Pakistan court hands power to ousted premier Khan’s ally in key province

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Pakistan’s top court on Tuesday ruled to hand control of the country’s most populous province, Punjab, to a candidate backed by ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan, triggering fresh political uncertainty in the South Asian nation amidst a crippling economic crisis. The move ramps up pressure on the national government, made up of a coalition of parties that ousted Khan from premiership in April, as it attempts to implement tough, and unpopular, economic reforms to stave off a financial crisis. Supreme Court changed government in the biggest province of Pakistan. Chaudhry Pervez Elahi is the new C…

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