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The new prime minister

Imran Khan, born in Pakistan, went to university in England. Later, he played cricket and eventually captained Pakistan towards World Cup glory in 1992.

Now, Khan is the new political leader of an Islamic Republic.

Imran Khan has emerged as the victor in a general election held in Pakistan Wednesday, July 25. The professional cricket player-turned-politician has previously voiced support for the country’s controversial blasphemy laws. [...] Coming just weeks before the election, his public backing for the controversial laws was seen by many observers as a concession to hardliners in the country ahead of the vote.

That says a lot about Pakistan when a relatively liberal figure like Imran Khan fully supports the blasphemy laws. He might improve the economics side of the country but the religious intolerance and carnage will remain.


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