Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan declares victory in the general election in Islamabad. Photo: PTI handout via Reuters
C. Uday Bhaskar
Opinion

Opinion

C. Uday Bhaskar

Pakistan’s economic woes, terrorism and complex foreign relations remain. Is a former cricket player up to the task?

C. Uday Bhaskar says Pakistan’s latest election has apparently chosen a former cricket player known for a poor attention span to lead a deeply divided country where a military, beholden to Islamic extremists, has pulled the strings for decades. Islamabad’s backers in Beijing and Washington must be wondering: what could go wrong?

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Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan declares victory in the general election in Islamabad. Photo: PTI handout via Reuters
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