ISLAMABAD: The United States’ (US) print and electronic media continues to highlight Imran Khan’s triumph in the Pakistani elections, saying that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has broken the dynastic hold on the country’s politics.
Bloomberg, an international news service, said in a dispatch that Imran Khan’s pledge to eradicate corruption appealed to voters.
It said that the victory for the ex-cricket captain turned anti-corruption crusader ends the decades long rotational grip of Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) headed by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
The agency said that Imran Khan has led a relentless anti-graft campaign. It said, “The PTI leader campaigned on making Pakistan an ‘Islamic welfare state,’ but the party will first have to deal with a mounting financial crisis.
The New York Times (NYT) reported that Imran Khan’s success in the elections is a stunning rise for someone who has spent much of his political career on the fringes of Pakistan politics.
The paper also said that one of the first tasks for the next government will be to avert a currency crisis.
Moreover, a major American financial newspaper Wall Street Journal reported that Imran Khan comes in with an ambitious domestic agenda of fixing public services such as, education and creating 10 million jobs which all require economic growth and rising spending.