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Will the new Pakistan PM have an easy ride with the military?

Unlike his predecessor Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan looks relaxed in his new role, as the country's most powerful state institution appears to be on his side.

After taking office last month, Mr Khan visited the army headquarters in Rawalpindi and was given an unprecedented welcome by the generals.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 13, 2018, with the headline 'Will the new Pakistan PM have an easy ride with the military?'. Print Edition | Subscribe