October 11: The Express Tribune report by Rameez Khan states that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) plans to go ahead with its protest today (Thursday) outside the National Assembly against the arrest of its president, Shehbaz Sharif, even after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government accepted both of its demands. The PML-N had given a protest call on Tuesday when its deadline for summoning the National Assembly and Punjab Assembly sessions and issuing a production order for Shehbaz Sharif had expired.
The Diplomat: Imran Khan Takes on Corruption in Pakistan
October 19 – The Diplomat report by Sabena Siddiqi states that throughout his campaigns over the years, Imran Khan, now Pakistan’s prime minister, has always commented on his intention to carry out an intensive anti-corruption drive once in power. Pledging “strict accountability” and a crackdown against “the people who looted this country,” Khan visualized an extensive anti-corruption campaign. Finally, with his recent election, the time seems to have arrived, as unprecedented measures are being taken along with the announcement of a new “whistleblower law” to help end financial crimes.