ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Disagreement over how to handle an escalating insurgency has put Pakistan’s all-powerful army on a collision course with the government, with the military increasingly vocal in its criticism of civilian leaders, officials and diplomats said. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who came to power in May has promised to tame Islamist militancy through negotiations, but four months on, talks have yet to start and attacks continue daily.
Although the seat has been won by Mr. Sharif’s governing Pakistan Muslim League party for decades, the election on Sunday acquired special significance for the party, which framed it as a chance for voters to reject the Supreme Court’s action. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, led by the cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, had hoped a victory would aid its yearslong anti-corruption crusade against the Sharif family.
A large restaurant on Lakshmi Chowk, a boulevard named after the Hindu goddess of fortune, has been converted into the party’s headquarters, where dozens of volunteers were unfolding banners and posters on a recent visit. One group went over voter lists in preparation for a door-to-door awareness drive, while more than two dozen young men prepared for a motorcycle campaign through the narrow alleys and congested roads of Lahore’s Old City.
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Selecting a term
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