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Two Pakistani Former Prime Ministers, Journalist Face Court in Treason Case

The former Pakistani prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi along with Dawn assistant editor Cyril Almeida are to appear before the court. (Photo: BANARAS KHAN/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

Two former prime ministers of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, facing allegations of treason appeared before a court along with a prominent journalist on Monday (8) in a hearing to determine whether the case should go to trial. The hearing was adjourned until October 22. The case related to an interview Sharif gave to the Pakistani English daily Dawn in which he was quoted as suggesting the Pakistani state played a role in the militant attack on the Indian city of Mumbai that killed 166 people in 2008. India has repeatedly accused Pakistan intelligence agency of helping the…

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