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Sharif deported from Pakistan

September 10, 2007

By ZARAR KHAN, Associated Press Writer

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was deported to Saudi Arabia Monday, hours after he had landed in Pakistan following seven years in exile hoping to campaign against the country’s U.S.-allied military ruler, officials said.

About four hours after he arrived on a flight from London, Sharif was taken into custody and charged with corruption, but then quickly spirited to another plane and flown out of Pakistan toward Jiddah, a close aide to President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said.

An intelligence official confirmed the information. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity ….

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