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Field turncoats, win seats: Imran Khan's master stroke for Pakistan polls

With polls showing the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf gaining ground, Khan is increasingly being tipped by analysts to be the next prime minister

Reuters  |  Mianwali Qureshian (Pakistan) 

Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar, a Pakistani landowner and politician, recently switched to his third party in a decade. That is unlikely to prevent him from retaining his seat in parliament this month, thanks to loyalty to a family name that has held sway over politics in this part of central Pakistan for generations. "We've lived here for eight centuries," said Bakhtyar, who will contest the seat under the banner of ex-cricket hero Imran Khan's opposition party, after abandoning the outgoing ruling party of ousted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. "If you live ...

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 07:34 IST