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Latest update : 2009-05-26

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned an election ban on former PM Nawaz Sharif and his brother. A previous court decision to bar the brothers from polls sparked massive protests in March.

AFP - Pakistan's supreme court on Tuesday suspended a ban on opposition leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office and contesting elections, his lawyer said.
   
"The judgement is that the order... disqualifying Shahbaz Sharif and Nawaz Sharif has been set aside," said Ashtar Ausaf, a lawyer for the brothers.
   
A February 25 court decision to disqualify Sharif and his brother Shahbaz  from contesting elections and holding office sparked mass protests in March.

Date created : 2009-05-26

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