Political stability in Pakistan

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is governing with a small cabinet and is working well in keeping a good relationship with the military to deliver peace and security. He was elected in Pakistan's first transition of power between democratically elected governments in May 2013 and is demonstrating enough of a commitment to democracy.

Since taking over the charge in June 2013, Sharif exercised restraint against an active opposition led by cricketer-turn-politician Imran Khan that led a 126-day sit-in in front of the National Assembly to challenge the 2013 election results. Sharif sensibly deferred to an independent election commission to verify the election results, instead of opting for an aggressive approach. The powerful military, at the request of the Prime Minister, encouraged the crowds to scatter peacefully. The military's with a history of taking over power took the decision not to use force against protesters, or the sitting prime minister suggests that Pakistan is on its way to further consolidating its fragile democracy.