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Pakistan: Shehbaz Sherif’s poisoned chalice

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The first battle is won. Facing new Pakistani PM Shehbaz Sharif is a set of challenges: coalition, economy, time itself and a seething Imran Khan

The most ardent wish often comes unbidden. After the end of a weeklong political drama that made international headlines, when 70-year-old Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif was sworn in as the 23rd prime minister of Pakistan on April 11, you could tell that it was the culmination of a life-long dream for the three-time former Punjab chief minister.

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