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Pakistan’s perma-crisis

Pakistan's military meddling has resulted in woeful governance and a perma-crisis. Imran Khan and his party are being dismantled ahead of elections.

  • Pakistan's military has not allowed a prime minister to complete a five-year term.
  • Imran Khan, a former military favorite, was handed power after the generals toppled his predecessor.
  • The military had Mr. Khan charged with multiple crimes, placed him under de facto house arrest, and dismantled his party.
  • Pakistan's governments, formed at the army’s behest, have little incentive to take tough political decisions.
  • Pakistan's woeful governance is a direct consequence of military meddling.
Pakistan’s perma-crisis
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