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Pakistan's political chaos is likely to continue

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Pakistan’s election has not ended the political chaos that has plagued the country in recent years. With the powerful military establishment having turned against Imran Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician whom it installed as Prime Minister in a visibly unfair election in 2018, the other parties — Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) and Bilawal Bhutto’s Pakistan Peoples Party — were expected to emerge victorious in this poll. But instead, independents associated with Mr Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, or PTI, managed to gain a plurality of seats even amid widespread accusations of rigging. While these accusations may be overstated, occasions when the vote

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First Published: Feb 11 2024 | 10:17 PM IST

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