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Sunday, November 25, 2007
The homecoming
The man whose government Pervez Musharraf overthrew in 1999 comes home. So who is Nawaz Sharif? Here's the Times' take, and here's the BBC's profile from back in 2000. Excerpt:
Before his dramatic overthrow in a military coup in 1999, Mr Sharif appeared to dominate the political landscape.

He had convincing majorities in both houses of parliament, and exerted a powerful hold over all the country's major institutions - apart from the army.

But when the army seized power, Mr Sharif was arrested, and eventually sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of hijacking and terrorism.

He was also convicted of corruption and banned for life from political activities.

Well now he's back in Lahore. Next move, Musharraf...

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