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Tackling Pak Taliban a challenge for Sharif

DNMUM276582 | 5/13/2013 | Author : Rana Banerji | WC :850

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The resounding mandate from Punjab may tempt revival of authoritarian traits in Sharif but political analysts in Pakistan talk of a new-found political maturity and tolerance to hear the other side after his travails in Attock jail and the Jeddah exile. This may foster a more cautious approach in dealing with sensitive aspects of civil-military relations

Surprising most pollsters in Pakistan, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has managed to pull off a near simple majority mandate which will enable it to form a government of its own quite easily in Islamabad, with support of only 10 independents or other smaller parties. It has also been able to register its presence, albeit small, in Sindh, Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K
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