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Former Pakistan dictator Musharraf to run for parliament

The party of Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf announced Saturday that he will run for a seat in parliament in July 25 national elections.

The move comes after the country's Supreme Court conditionally allowed Musharraf to return from Dubai, where he has been living in self-exile to avoid arrest on criminal charges. Musharraf's party said he will campaign for a seat representing the northern town of Chitral.

Also on Saturday, the party of popular longtime opposition politician Imran Khan said he will run for a seat in the National Assembly, which was dissolved May 31 upon completing its five-year term. Khan is seeking to become the next prime...

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