Episode Summary

The world’s fifth-most populous country is about to undergo an historic change in leadership. Moeen Cheema sheds some light on the politics and personalities behind the Pakistani election.

Episode Notes

Last week, the world watched as Pakistan headed to the polls to elect a new government. Victory has been claimed by cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan, who has managed to overturn the decades-long two-party system by campaigning on an anti-corruption platform. On this Policy Forum Pod Extra, Moeen Cheema chats with Edwina Landale about Pakistani populism, military micro-management, and Khan’s plan for an ‘Islamic Welfare State’.

Moeen Cheema is a Senior Lecturer at the ANU College of Law, where he specialises in the fields of comparative public law, criminal law, and legal and political developments in South Asia.

Edwina Landale is a student of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at the ANU. She is an intern at Policy Forum, working with the editorial team to produce and publish content.

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