Millions of voters go to the polls in Pakistan on 8 February at the end of an election campaign that has seen a former prime minister jailed, another return from exile to seek power, a crackdown against opposition parties, accusations of election influence by the military, all while the country has faced economic crises and a deteriorating security situation.
As for the election itself, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan is blunt: 'At this point, there is little evidence to show that the upcoming elections will be free, fair, or credible.'
Join a panel of experts, moderated by Maya Tudor, Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy at the School, as they explore the key issues that will determine Pakistan’s future following the election.
Raza Ahmad Rumi, Pakistani writer and a public policy specialist, Director of the Park Center for Independent Media, Ithaca College, USA and founder of the digital media platform NayaDaur Media.
Professor Adeel Malik, Globe Fellow in the Economies of Muslim Societies & Associate Professor, Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford