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The fate of Imran Khan

What is the fate of Imran Khan?

After more than a year of political turmoil following his ousting, the embattled former Pakistani leader is in prison, fighting dozens of charges, from corruption to sedition to selling state secrets.

He’s also been barred from taking part in the country’s upcoming elections, and his party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, is slowly being dismantled. Senior leaders have been arrested or forced into exile, and his supporters accused of terrorism.

Pakistan’s caretaker government insists justice is taking its course, and that elections will be open and fair. Khan’s supporters say the opposition and the military have conspired to make sure the country’s most popular political figure can never reach the polls come January.

This week on The Big Picture podcast we sit down with Zulfi Bukhari, a former cabinet minister and special assistant to Imran Khan.

Himself in exile, Bukhari has been lobbying governments to speak out about the climate of fear, censorship and intimidation undermining Pakistan’s future.

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