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Swing On The Silk Route

Imran Khan has to fix a faltering economy. Drawing India within the ambit of the CPEC might be a good start.

Swing On The Silk Route
Photograph by PTI
Swing On The Silk Route
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2018-08-18T13:03:24+05:30

A spectacularly moth-eaten sup­er­­­structure can inspire only the doughtiest of architects tas­ked to fix it. A looming economic crisis that may force Pakistan to arrive, cap in hand, at the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) door to beg for yet another bailout is hardly the ideal atmosphere for a new prime minister to take charge of a nation’s aff­airs. In a nation that is already beset with a complex variety of problems, the job at hand for the new leader bec­omes more onerous.

Yet, when icon-turned-politician Imran Khan takes over as prime minister on August 18, the people of Pakistan and beyond would like to witness the beginning of a promised journey—a transformation of the world’s second largest Islamic nation into a model welfare state.

Though he comes from an elite Pashtun family from Punjab’s capital, Lahore, Imran has not trodden the usual political ground of his contemporaries. He is completely self-made. He arrived at the crease with characteristic style—as a cricketing icon in a country...

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