On Wednesday, Could 17 at 19:30 GMT:
The dramatic arrest of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan has resulted in protests and rioting with 1000’s arrested and not less than 10 individuals killed within the turmoil.
Now launched on bail, Khan continues to escalate his anti-military rhetoric and call for nationwide “freedom” protests.
Final week’s unrest is the newest chapter in tense relations between Khan and the nation’s highly effective military generals. A former cricket star-turned-populist politician, Khan was ousted from energy in an April 2022 parliamentary no-confidence vote.
Since his removing from workplace, Khan has been implicated in round 100 authorized instances and is facing charges of corruption and terrorism. In the identical interval, Khan has been was a vocal opponent of his former allies inside the navy, even claiming that the military was behind an assassination try final 12 months wherein he was shot within the leg.
As Pakistan plans to carry elections by October this 12 months, the unrest prompts larger questions on nationwide stability in a rustic with a historical past of navy takeovers and political violence.
On this episode of The Stream, we’ll have a look at what the newest political disaster means for Pakistan.
On this episode of The Stream, we communicate with:
Sarah Zaman, @SarahzTV
Pakistan bureau chief, Voice of America
Uzair Younus, @UzairYounus
Director of the Pakistan Initiative, Atlantic Council
Shafqat Mahmood, @Shafqat_Mahmood
Senior member, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)