Mint Explainer: What an election upset in Pakistan could mean for India
SummaryImran Khan, even from behind bars, might have led his party to a win in Pakistan’s general election, going by early trends. Pakistan’s military is unlikely to be happy with that outcome
Pakistan’s general election has taken an unexpected twist. Early trends indicate that Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) might have stolen a march on its political rivals in the polls, even with its leader, the flamboyant former World Cup-winning cricket captain, behind bars on various corruption charges. A PTI win would also present a setback to the country’s powerful military. Mint explains the potential implications of a PTI win.