28 October, 2020

A White Tiger Tale

Nawaz Sharif has a ‘heavy’ mandate. Does he have the moxie to usher in a ‘Naya Pakistan’?

A White Tiger Tale

At The Crossing

  • Nawaz Sharif wins near majority, set to form a ‘strong government’
  • Pakistan economy in deep trouble, inflation in double digits, major power shortages, a looming balance of payments crisis
  • Sharif to broach an agriculture tax, but will a landed political lobby agree to it?
  • PML(N) has been soft on jehadis in Punjab, can it rein them in now?
  • Sharif finally a busineessman, wants better ties with India


It was a scene that caught everyone in Pakistan by surprise. Prime minister-elect Mian Nawaz Sharif walking into Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital with a bouquet of roses for the ailing Imran Khan, now formally leader of the Opposition. “We don’t have any personal rivalry. Pakistan is in trouble and we should work together to give a better Pakistan to the next generations. I have told him that we will play a friendly match once he recovers,” Sharif told the waiting media on his overture. Ties...



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