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Veteran Pakistani politician elected president

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Mamnoon Hussain, a veteran Pakistani politician and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's trusted ally, was elected president on Tuesday in a vote by legislators for the largely ceremonial post of head of state.Full story

Ally of Pakistan's Sharif seen as new president

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Mamnoon Hussain, a veteran Pakistani politician and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's trusted ally, is expected to win next week's presidential election after being nominated by the ruling party as a candidate in the largely ceremonial vote. Full story

Pakistan president's close aide killed in suicide attack

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - One of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's most trusted aides was killed in a suspected suicide bombing in the volatile port city of Karachi on Wednesday as he stopped his armored vehicle to buy some fruit, police said. Full story

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