Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif’s third chance to get it right
On May 11, Pakistanis rejoiced at the first peaceful transition of power from one civilian government to another. However, that should not overshadow the problems that the country faces. The ball is in Nawaz Sharif’s court, the likely next prime minister. Having served twice before, he is lucky to have a rare, third chance to run the country.
Sharif is one of the richest men in Pakistan. His rise from a small businessman to a steel magnate and eventually prime minister is rife with political maneuverings. His center-right political ideology was nurtured by his political mentor — the military dictator Ziaul Haq.… Seguir leyendo »