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Is Imran Khan Pakistan’s comeback kid?

By Lynne O’Donnell

21 Nov 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Having survived an assassination attempt, Imran Khan is hoping to become Pakistan's prime minster for the second time. In this interview with Foreign Policy, he makes his case for a return to power.

Imran Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician and Pakistan’s last prime minister, is the man considered most likely to become Pakistan’s next prime minister.

A populist whose Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party has racked up impressive victories in most of the elections it has contested since he was ousted in a no-confidence vote in April, Khan draws huge crowds as he calls out corruption and the military’s influence in politics. He has a penchant for conspiracy theories, disdains journalists, yet loves smartphones and social media.

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