Activists of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) shout slogans during an anti-government protest in Lahore on December 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Arif ALI
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A Pakistani election tribunal disqualified a senior minister and ally of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday for vote rigging in the 2013 election, a decision the opposition is likely to trumpet as vindication of its complaints.The tribunal disqualified Railways Minister Saad Rafique from his seat in the city of Lahore and called for a re-election within 60 days, setting the scene for a battle for votes between Sharif's party and Khan's.The judge overseeing the tribunal issued a one-page verdict disqualifying Rafique and calling for a by-election.
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