The verdict in two corruption cases against former premier will be announced on Monday in capital Islamabad. If found guilty, the three-time PM could get up to 14 years in jail.
Nawaz Sharif is the only Pakistani leader to have become the prime minister of the country three times. He has been previously removed from office by the presidency, a military coup and an accountability court. Can he come back again?
Pakistan's parliament elected Khan to lead the government. The former cricketer-turned politician's Pakistan Movement for Justice (PTI) won most votes in the recent general election. But the PTI will need to govern in a coalition.
Members of the new assembly sworn in and plan to elect the speaker and deputy speaker of the house. Imran Khan, former cricket star and leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, says it enjoys the backing of 180 lawmakers in the 342-seat assembly.
Several political parties have alleged vote-rigging, and have threatened nationwide protests, unless a new election is called.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, the party of the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, had rejected the incomplete results, but by Friday conceded defeat to Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party.
Delivering a victory speech in a live broadcast following Wednesday's general elections in which his party leads the results tally, the former cricket star vowed to fight corruption and transform Pakistan into a welfare state.
Pakistan is a flawed democracy, but its shortcomings should not lead to a dismissal of the country as a 'failed state' or an intrinsically undemocratic one. Pakistanis are demonstrating that the arc of Pakistan's politics, bends towards democracy.
Many of the players — and institutions — in Pakistan's elections have come into question before the polls, but the only way to strengthen Pakistan's democracy is for voters to stand up and be counted.
Pakistan currently has the youngest population it has ever had. Many from this demographic have been deeply affected by the issues surrounding Pakistan's 'War on Terror', especially those in the northwest of the country. What do they want?
When Pakistanis go to vote in parliamentary elections, there will be more women at the polls than ever before, but the level of participation will still be low as obstacles continue to hinder women's participation.
Pakistan will hold a general election on July 25 and Imran Khan, a cricket star-turned-politician, is hoping to achieve a years-long dream of becoming prime minister.
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