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Imran Khan's future without the people is nothing

Pakistani PM needs to ensure his hopes are owned by citizens too

KARACHI • It's been a long year for Prime Minister Imran Khan and his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf.

When he took power, Mr Khan was faced with circumstances few leaders before him have faced: mounting challenges on the governance and economic fronts on the one hand, and an eager, youthful support base looking for quick fixes on the other. Those challenges should have prompted him to seek support across the aisle to implement his vision for a new paradigm of good governance.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 18, 2019, with the headline 'Khan's future without the people is nothing'. Print Edition | Subscribe