Pakistan: Khan calls for early election after assembly win

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Al-Araby

Former Pakistan prime ministerImran Khan called again on Monday for an early national election after his party seized control of the state assembly in Punjab, the country’s most populous province. Twenty seats were up for grabs in the Punjab by-election, which was seen as a popularity test for the former international cricket stardismissed by a no-confidence vote in April. His Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won 15, with the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) of current Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif taking four, and one going to an independent. Sunday’s vote was also seen as a bellwether fo…

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