Despite allegations of mass scale rigging which has now been confessed by a senior bureaucrat, Pakistan elections show that though being in jail and his party officially barred from taking part in the electoral process, Imran Khan cannot be taken lightly. Independent candidates affiliated with his erstwhile party won the most parliamentary seats. The result is a big confusion with nobody there to take up the role as the premier. But whatever the outcome, the results show a strong sentiment against the military who has been controlling the power pyramid of Pakistan. And this sentiment is widely shared by the youth of Pakistan. That is the gain of democracy. Hopefully, even if not now, there is still a hope that things will change in the future.
Date of Update: 20-Feb-24