Pakistan: Incoming PM Nawaz Sharif faces challenges in a rough neighbourhood

HaqqaniToronto Star
Husain Haqqani, College of Arts & Sciences

Pakistan’s election winner Nawaz Sharif fought his campaign under the symbol of the tiger…

Expert quote:

“Already ethnic pressures are building up. There are terrorist groups. Will Sunni extremists stop attacking Shia because of a new government? Will militant groups stop thinking about ‘liberating’ Kashmir? Will Pakistan prosecute the Mumbai (2008 terrorist attack) suspects? Will there be genuine accountability about why Osama bin Laden was living in Pakistan? The internal dynamic has changed but I don’t think the regional landscape will.”

View full article