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Imran Khan Confident of Election Win, Backs IMF Role in Pakistan

  • Khan says he wants to pursue an independent foreign policy
  • Former prime minister speaks to Bloomberg in an interview
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WATCH: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke to Bloomberg’s Faseeh Mangi in Lahore, Pakistan about his country’s elections.Source: Bloomberg
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Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan said he’s confident of returning to power this year, and would back a continued role for the International Monetary Fund to prop up the economy and stave off a growing risk of a debt default.

The former cricket star, who was removed from office in a confidence vote last year, said in an interview that he expects to win a majority when elections are held — likely sometime after August. Khan and his party had a mixed showing in recent by-elections and local polls, and he would face an uphill task with a national vote where the winner will need the support of the powerful military establishment to take power.