Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has entered 2022 trying to achieve something that no civilian prime minister in Pakistan has ever achieved: Serve out a full five-year term.
With national elections scheduled for 2023, Khan's performance this year will give an indication of his prospects going into next year's election.
Khan currently faces numerous challenges, including a worsening economic crisis, increasing terrorist violence, and a fresh anti-government campaign led by an opposition alliance.
The latest episode of The AfPak File examines public sentiment in Pakistan about Khan's government, reviews his policy challenges, looks at his relationship with the military, and more.
Joining the debate are Daud Khattak, managing Editor of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Pakistan service, Mashaal Radio; Khurram Husain, a business and economy journalist and columnist; Mehr Tarar, a writer and columnist; and Michael Kugelman, senior associate for South Asia at the Wilson Center.
Muhammad Tahir of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty moderates the discussion.