New Delhi :: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on the possibility of Imran Khan as next Pakistan PM: I think it was completely predictable. For the last year also we have been hearing that the military wants a change, they want to get rid of Nawaz Sharif and his party and that they see Imran Khan as the most pliable potential.
“Imran’s is largest single party but without majority by himself. He’ll depend on independents and small parties’ support, almost certainly MMA, which will follow military instructions which means if he does things military considers out of line, support can be pulled. In those circumstances, they will get an acceptable face as PM even an inspiring one while making sure that he doesn’t get out of hands, doesn’t get too independent. So this is a perfect result for the Pakistani military.”