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Pakistan Military Lashes Out at Imran Khan, Raising Tensions

  • Khan linked election timing with appointment of army chief
  • Government says Khan is trying to undermine the nation
Imran Khan
Imran KhanPhotographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images
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Pakistan’s military shot back at former Prime Minister Imran Khan after he accused the government of delaying fresh elections until after a new army chief is appointed in November, further raising political tensions in the South Asian nation.

At a rally on Sunday, Khan alleged that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his allies “want their man because they have stolen away money.”