IK is often the most common topic of conversation in forums talking about Pakistani politics, his supporters can't understand why there is any doubt to his alleged superior suitability, and his detractors can't understand why his alleged inexperience/inconsistencies make him an automatic choice. In this thread, I'm hoping not to to discuss IK, but the other two main parties. Here's a starter I read this morning: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1511129/international-litigation-pakistan-slapped-700m-fine-rpp-case/ This is astonishing and deeply worrying. In a country suffering a huge deterioration in current balance, foreign reserves and trade balance, a $700mm fine because essentially of corruption on the watch of the PPP and PMLN governments is unforgivable. To put it in context, Pakistan is forecast to run an $11bn trade deficit in the next 12 months (https://tradingeconomics.com/pakistan/exports/forecast), and its current account - similar to your own bank account so to speak - is deteriorating massively due to increased debt, decreased exports and revenue, and investment in projects and infrastructure which are suspected to be sub-economic (https://tradingeconomics.com/pakistan/current-account/forecast).