Pakistan: Imran Khan abandons Islamabad protest after inquiry into PM granted

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November 1, 2016
The Guardian [UK]    
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"Imran Khan has abandoned plans to bring Islamabad to a standstill after Pakistan's highest court agreed to his petition to launch an inquiry into corruption allegations against the prime minister. Khan, the leader of the Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI), had vowed to 'lock down' Pakistan's capital on Wednesday as part of his campaign against Nawaz Sharif after the leaking of the Panama Papers. He says the prime minister must explain how his children became owners or trustees of offshore companies that own expensive London property. With thousands of Khan's supporters bearing down on the capital on Tuesday, the supreme court offered a way out of the crisis, saying the PTI and the governing Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML-N) had until Thursday to agree terms of reference for the judge-led inquiry or the court would decide them." (11/01/16)  


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