The long roots of Pakistan's political crisis

19 Mar 2024 • 34 min • EN
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Since 2022, the politics of Pakistan have been rocked by a struggle for power centered around former prime minister Imran Khan. Khan, who was ousted from office by a parliamentary no-confidence motion in April 2022, has alleged that his removal from office was orchestrated at the behest of the US government. This January, Khan was sentenced to 10 years in prison for leaking government documents as part of his effort to prove US involvement in his ouster. Khan's saga has ignited mass protests across Pakistan over the past two years. Despite being imprisoned during national elections this February, Khan's political party, PTI, won more parliamentary seats than any other political party. Journalist and policy analyst Raza Rumi joins The Marc Steiner Show for an in-depth look at Pakistan's political crisis in the context of its long and turbulent struggle for democracy. Raza Ahmad Rumi is a Pakistani writer and a public policy specialist. He is the director of the Park Center for Independent Media, Ithaca College, and founder of the digital media platform NayaDaur Media in collaboration with Pakistani diaspora in the United States. Studio Production: David Hebden Post-Production: Alina Nehlich Help us continue producing The Marc Steiner Show by following us and becoming a monthly sustainer. Donate: Sign up for our newsletter: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Become a supporter of this podcast:

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