Challenges for democracy

The road ahead

Print edition : June 14, 2013

Nawaz Sharif speaks to journalists at his farmhouse in Raiwind on the outskirts of Lahore on May 13. Photo: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party chief Imran Khan during a campaign rally in Karachi on May 7. The party won 28 seats in the National Assembly and enough in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Assembly to lead the government there. Photo: ASIF HASSAN/AFP

In Rawalpindi on April 15, students walk past Pakistan People's Party campaign posters. Photo: FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP

A security forces vehicle destroyed in a bomb blast on the outskirts of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, on May 23. Photo: BANARAS KHAN/AFP

Pakistan courageously voted for democracy, but the new Prime Minister has a minefield of problems facing him. Will he be able to deliver on his promises, particularly when the Army holds the veto?
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