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Pakistan's new prime minister is also the country's old prime minister

Shehbaz Sharif returns as Pakistan's prime minister. He's widely seen as the army's pick to lead, but without apparent electoral legitimacy. Can he deal with the country's mounting challenges?

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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.