Toppled in a 1999 military coup, jailed and exiled, Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif has made a triumphant election comeback and looks set to form a stable government capable of implementing reforms needed to rescue the fragile economy.
Nawaz Sharif, seen as the front-runner in Pakistan’s election race, said he would not allow militant groups to attack rival India from his country and would work to improve ties with New Delhi if elected.
Eight people were killed when a fire swept through a clothing factory in Bangladesh, police and an industry association official said yesterday, as the death toll from the collapse of another factory building two weeks ago climbed above 900.
A convicted Pakistani militant jailed in India died on Thursday after being beaten by another inmate in an apparent revenge attack for the death of an Indian spy prisoner, threatening already fraught relations between the nations.
Libya’s political crisis deepened on Wednesday as armed groups surrounding two ministries in the capital said they had formed an alliance to present an expanded list of six demands that included the resignation of prime minister Ali Zeidan.