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Pakistani parties haggle to form a coalition following controversial elections

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to assume power. His fortunes were boosted by an army-led crackdown on his rival Imran Khan, whose candidates still won the largest number of votes.

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Diaa Hadid chiefly covers Pakistan and Afghanistan for NPR News. She is based in NPR's bureau in Islamabad. There, Hadid and her team were awarded a Murrow in 2019 for hard news for their story on why abortion rates in Pakistan are among the highest in the world.