Karan Thapar

Is Imran Khan Pakistan’s prime minister or a puppet?

When Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan handed the country’s army chief, general Qamar Javed Bajwa, a three-year extension on Monday, press reports didn’t tell the full story. The true picture is very revealing of Khan’s own position and shows how his views have changed dramatically.

To start with, this was no simple extension for a man appointed to Pakistan’s most powerful position.

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