Shock in Pakistan: US-Backed Military Losing Grip

Despite former PM Imran Khan's detention and the extreme repression facing the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), independent candidates backed by the party won the majority of votes in Pakistan’s general election.

While PTI received the most votes, a coalition including the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PLM-N) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) have agreed to form the next government of Pakistan, ensuring PTI will not take power.

Junaid Ahmad, Professor of Religion, Law, and Global Politics and Director of the Center for the Study of Islam and Decoloniality in Islamabad, discusses the shocking election results, the repression facing PTI, and what the new coalition government will mean for Pakistan.

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