Today the most dangerous country in the world simply got significantly a lot more dangerous. Pakistan has grown into a nuclear power with the fastest growing nuclear arsenal on earth. It has broken the decades-old domination of Politics as in an Imperial system with only two families taking turns for power. Imran Khan, a renowned cricketer, is poised to succeed in becoming a contender for Prime Minister after securing backing from powerful Pakistan Army. Khan has been blaming Pakistan’s issues on America and been a quite vocal anti-American politician in entire South Asia.
Imran Khan, 66, is charismatic and daring. He has campaigned for many years to interrupt Pakistan’s revolving elections during which either Nawaz Sharif or Benazir Bhutto or their heirs dominated the political arena. Sharif, 65 and a three-time prime minister, is currently in jail along with his politician daughter on false charges of corruption. Benazir’s son Bilawal, 29, for the first time, ran a powerful campaign on his own however came much short than expected. Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party (PTI) got the majority in 2018 parliamentary elections with around 110 seats out of 272. PML-N secured around 63 seats and Bhutto’s PPP Party got 42 seats. These numbers don’t seem to be final results as there are many independent candidates as well as minor local parties who are yet to pledge their support.