Pakistan’s election: Regional implications of domestic instabilities

Experts assess whether Pakistan’s elections can bring the country stability and the impact on regional security.

Members event, Panel Recording
6 February 2024 — 12:30PM TO 1:30PM
Chatham House and Online

Event recording

Discussing Pakistan’s political stability following the upcoming elections and the broader regional implications.

The Pakistani electorate heads to the polls on 8 February. The country has been in the midst of a political crisis since the ousting of Prime Minister Imran Khan in April 2022. This comes as Pakistan is enduring environmental, economic, and security hardships.

The situation has led to an uptick in violence and instability. Should the elections fail to resolve the political disorder plaguing the country, how could the volatility spread across Pakistan’s borders? In a country that has nuclear arms, political tumult could have dire consequences.

This event examines Pakistan’s political stability following the upcoming elections and the broader regional implications:

  • How will Imran Khan and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party influence the election?
  • How would a Nawaz Sharif government affect Pakistan’s foreign policy?
  • What role will the military play in the transfer of power to a new government?
  • Will relations with Afghanistan and India change under a new government?
  • What are Pakistan’s economic prospects under a new government?

As with all member events, questions from the audience drive the conversation.

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