22 September 2017
The by-election of NA-120, a National Assembly seat vacated in July due to the disqualification of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Panama Case verdict, was symbolic but significant. The victory of Sharif’s wife Mrs Kulsoom Nawaz was a foregone conclusion; however, there was a lot at stake for the Sharif family, including its political future. The victory will define the future political trajectory in Pakistan in the run-up to the 2018 elections.
…Abdul Basit is an associate research fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore.
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