Cover Story | Pakistan Elections

The Foundational Error

The power balance in Pakistan is poised on a fragile axis. Sharif, Zardari and Khan constitute a lopsided triangle. All three are high-stakes gamblers in the no-limits political casino. The croupier-owner is the army. All three know that this is their last throw of dice

(L to R) Asif Ali Zardari, Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif (Illustration: Saurabh Singh)