South Asia and Beyond

Shehbaz Sharif Takes Fresh Guard With Same Pakistan Players, Same Rules

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist‘, Dr C. Christine Fair, Professor at the Security Studies Programme, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University and Author of several books including, ‘In Their Own Words: Understanding the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba’ and ‘Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army’s Way of War’ in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.

Professor Fair discusses the road ahead for Shehbaz Sharif, Pakistan’s 23rd Prime Minister, Imran Khan’s vowing to be “more dangerous” after he was removed in a no-confidence motion, the opposition united in ousting the former PM and PTI leader but pulling in different directions, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, currently in London exile and facing corruption charges, reported divisions in the military, Army Chief General Bajwa, the ISI, General Faiz Hameed, the mess the economy is in, bad relations with the U.S., Saudi Arabia and other Gulf partners, ‘iron brother’ China, stagnant ties with India, sponsoring terrorism despite a LoC ceasefire that’s formally holding, problems across the Durand Line with the Rawalpindi-sponsored Taliban government and continuing TTP attacks.

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