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Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves to the crowd as he leaves after attending a flag raising ceremony to mark the country's 67th Independence Day in Islamabad in this August 14, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed/Files

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves to the crowd as he leaves after attending a flag raising ceremony to mark the country's 67th Independence Day in Islamabad in this August 14, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed/Files

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves to the crowd as he leaves after attending a flag raising ceremony to mark the country's 67th Independence Day in Islamabad in this August 14, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed/Files
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Pakistan's newly elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (C) inspects the guard of honor during a ceremony as he arrives at the prime minister's residence after being sworn-in, in Islamabad in this June 5, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed/Files

Pakistan's newly elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (C) inspects the guard of honor during a ceremony as he arrives at the prime minister's residence after being sworn-in, in Islamabad in this June 5, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed/Files

Pakistan's newly elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (C) inspects the guard of honor during a ceremony as he arrives at the prime minister's residence after being sworn-in, in Islamabad in this June 5, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed/Files
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Muslims perform Friday prayers as Indian security personnel stand guard next to placards, made in protest against an invitation sent to Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in Kolkata May 23, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Muslims perform Friday prayers as Indian security personnel stand guard next to placards, made in protest against an invitation sent to Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in Kolkata May 23, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Muslims perform Friday prayers as Indian security personnel stand guard next to placards, made in protest against an invitation sent to Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in Kolkata May 23, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Pakistan's newly elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (2nd R) inspects the guard of honor during a ceremony as he arrives at the prime minister's residence after being sworn-in, in Islamabad in this June 5, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed/Files

Pakistan's newly elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (2nd R) inspects the guard of honor during a ceremony as he arrives at the prime minister's residence after being sworn-in, in Islamabad in this June 5, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Mian...more

Pakistan's newly elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (2nd R) inspects the guard of honor during a ceremony as he arrives at the prime minister's residence after being sworn-in, in Islamabad in this June 5, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed/Files
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