We ask South Asia expert Michael Kugelman if Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will be able to get Pakistan out of the political and economic crisis, repair ties with the US, and start negotiations with rival India over the Kashmir dispute.
Sharif was elected as the country's new prime minister following the weekend ouster of Imran Khan, who resigned his national assembly seat along with most of his party members ahead of the vote.
If Shehbaz Sharif does take on the role, he faces immediate challenges such as the country's crumbling economy, which has been hit by high inflation, a tumbling local currency and rapidly declining foreign exchange reserves.
Allegations of US interference in Pakistani politics could damage already weak Islamabad-Washington ties.
As the military takes a back seat, an embattled Imran Khan says he’ll fight till the end.
A handful of ruling party lawmakers have switched sides. But that’s something they always do.
PM Khan welcomes "Pandora Papers" and vows to investigate "the ill-gotten wealth of elites laundered out to financial havens."
The country continues to ease restrictions as the rate of new Covid-19 cases in Pakistan leapt from around 2,000-3,000 a day in late May to as high as 6,800 a day in mid-June and deaths are nearing 150 a day.
Pakistan's leadership is embroiled in institutional clashes, petty squabbling and political scandals. So who is steering the ship?
Backed by the kingdom's oil wealth, the crown prince is pushing once-close allies to follow Riyadh’s lead.
The conviction of the former military chief could set a precedent for civilian-military relations in the future.
Pakistan's military swiftly slammed the special court's ruling, saying in a statement that the armed forces were in "pain and anguish" over the decision.
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