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Pakistani prime minister faces a key choice as army chief’s tenure nears end

General Raheel Sharif

By: Eastern Eye Staff

PRIME minister Nawaz Sharif faces a key choice in the coming weeks about who should run Pakistan’s powerful military, one that will have a major influence on the country’s often strained relationships with the United States and nuclear rival India. With General Raheel Sharif saying he will step down when his tenure ends in November, the top post is up for grabs, and the prime minister decides who gets it. Overshadowing the process has been speculation in the media and by some government officials that the general, no relation to the premier, may seek to hold on to some or…

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