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Opinion

Imran Khan wants to dismantle Pakistan's democracy

Wider middle classes will decide the former cricket star's political fate

| Pakistan
Imran Khan waves to his supporters during an anti government rally in Lahore on April 21: Khan does not believe that democratic processes apply to him.   © AP

Marie Lall is professor of education and South Asian studies at UCL in London.

Pakistan is facing yet another political and economic crisis. Its foreign currency reserves have fallen to below two months' worth of imports, and in order to release the International Monetary Fund's latest financial support, the government has had to hike fuel prices by a third over the last couple of weeks.

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