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Army Tightens Grip on Pakistan as Imran Khan’s Popularity Wanes

  • National carrier, housing, pandemic response run by military
  • Experts say it is a sign of Imran Khan’s dwindling influence
Imran Khan
Imran Khan

Photographer: Michael Reynolds/EPA/Bloomberg

The generals are back in control in Pakistan -- unofficially that is.

There’s now more than a dozen former and current military officials in prominent government roles, such as running the state-owned air carrier, the power regulator and the National Institute of Health, which is leading the country’s pandemic response. Three of those appointments happened in the last two months.