As Pakistan is a hub and battlefield for Islamic ideas and extremism, its geopolitics and mode of governance have been a concern for rest of the world.
Apart from this fact, there is another reason to keep eyes on the nation's political scenario due to the presence of large Pakistani communities across the world.
Pakistanis living abroad, including Canada, U.K. & U.S.A. get affected by any political change in Pakistan.
As Pakistan's recent election results reflect the divided nature of nation one more time. The division appears more within the right wing parties, Pakistan Muslim League and Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI). The same division could be witnessed in respective chapters of Pakistani political parties in Toronto, New York and London etc.
For instance, the emerging political leader of PTI, Imran Khan's repetitive visits to Canada and the U.S. in the past few years have already created a strong following for him and his party.
Imran Khan's rise on Pakistani political horizon is also for the fact that the ordinary Pakistanis are fed up with existing political leadership in the country.
Imran Khan though represents Islamist agenda as he recently happened to refuse supporting Ahmaddies's equal rights in Pakistan but he enjoys wide spread support from Taliban mindset supporters as well as liberal celebrities, musicians, catwalk beauties, fashion show designers, social media savvy youths & ABCD (American Born Confuse Desis).
Imran Khan's rise is though evident in Pakistan's most populated province, Punjab, and most troubled province, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which is bordered with Afghanistan. Him and his party couldn't make any notable breakthrough in other two provinces of Pakistan, Sindh and Balochistan. But his presence could be felt in the largest cosmopolitan city of Karachi in terms of some youth support there.
His slogan that he will turn the country into New Pakistan was received very well on social media and amongst the desperate Pakistani youth but no one is clear about how he and his supports would give an afresh start to the nation and what do they meant by stating it too.
However, Imran Khan gave a tough time to another right wing politician Nawaz Sharrif and his party, Pakistan Muslim League Noon (PMLN).
These are the two parties along with Jamaat-e-Islami that Taliban promised not to attack but Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Awami National Party (ANP) and Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) were the open targets of Taliban before the vote day. Taliban declared these three parties secular and enemies of Islam and deserved to be attacked by them.
ANP lost badly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as it's the only nationalist party of that province and replaced by Taliban's favourite party, PTI.
PPP maintained its position in rural Sindh and MQM in Urban Sindh.
Their decline is not just due to Taliban threats but their poor performance mainly during the past five years.
Balochistan, the largest resourceful province but least populated remained a battlefield between Baloch separatists and Islamist agenda driven establishment and political groups.
The divided results clearly show that PPP & MQM alliance would govern in Sindh, PTI in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PMLN in Punjab. The fate of Balochistan would be in the hands of separatists and Pakistan army.
The federal government would be formed dominantly by Pakistan Muslim League Noon.
Apparently, PMLN has strong ties with extremist sectarian and terrorist organizations but also have the means to stop them.
With these anticipated divided results, let's see how the country overcomes tremendous issues faced by the nation in coming days.