Pakistan army gets broad election powers at polling stations

Paramilitary soldiers walk past the Supreme Court building in Islamabad, Pakistan January 16, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood/Files

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s election authorities have granted broad judicial powers to the powerful military at polling stations during next week’s general election, a rare move that has fanned concern among political parties and human rights groups. The July 25 election is seen as a two-way race between parties led by former cricket star Imran […]

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