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Former Pakistan PM Khan's aide, TV channel face sedition charges

Khan claims move is conspiracy to pit his party against powerful military

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses supporters in April. His party and the ruling coalition remain in a political and legal tug of war.   © Reuters

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) -- A close aide to Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan and a local media house will face sedition charges, accused of inciting mutiny in the powerful military, the country's interior minister said on Wednesday.

The charges were related to comments made by Khan adviser Shahbaz Gill and aired on ARY TV on Monday night, which the minister, Rana Sanaullah, said was a planned move to malign the military.

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