General elections are scheduled to be held in Pakistan on July 25 to elect the members of the National Assembly and the four Provincial Assemblies of Pakistan.
Most opinion polls suggest an overall Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN), lead with Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) being the close second.
The stakes are high given that this election will mark only the second time since independence in 1947 that one civilian government has handed power to another after serving a full term.
Pakistan also has serious economic problems that require a solution. Although the economy expanded by nearly six percent in the year to June, the current account deficit is rising fast, amid currency devaluation.
It is also has strategic concerns with its neighbours Afghanistan and India, while US president Donald Trump has threatened to cut US aid to the country.
In this edition of Inside AB, Bernd Debusmann and Shayan Shakeel take a look at the frontrunners jockeying for position and their stance on the issues facing the country once in power.
(Source: Arabianbusiness.com YouTube channel)