Apr 12 • 50M

US-backed coup in Pakistan overthrows PM Imran Khan over his independent foreign policy

Pakistani scholar Junaid S Ahmad explains why elected Prime Minister Imran Khan was overthrown in a US-backed coup, to reverse his independent foreign policy on China, Russia, Iran, and Palestine

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Multipolarista is a political podcast hosted by journalist Benjamin Norton, reporting on the end of US unipolar hegemony and the transition to a multipolar world.
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Benjamin Norton is joined by Pakistani scholar Junaid S. Ahmad to discuss how Pakistan's elected Prime Minister Imran Khan was overthrown in a US-backed coup aimed at reversing his independent foreign policy – like his close alliance with China, improved relations with Russia and Iran, and staunch support for Palestine.

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Who is Pakistan's Imran Khan? From athlete to protester of US wars to overthrown prime minister
Listen now (75 min) | Benjamin Norton continues his discussion with Pakistani scholar Junaid S. Ahmad about Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, his history, and how he challenged the two-party system that dominated the country for decades until being overthrown in a US-backed soft coup this April…
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Read Junaid's article: “Pakistan warns of foreign-backed regime-change attempt, to disrupt China/Russia alliance