Imran Khan, a onetime cricket star, led the life of a glamorous playboy before he turned to Pakistani politics. This summer, after years in the opposition and then as a member of the coalition government in Islamabad, he finally captured the premiership.
He inherits it with a daunting list of challenges for his country, including poverty, terrorism and corruption. This past week, President Donald Trump – who has traded Twitter barbs with Khan and cut military assistance to Pakistan – asked him to help bring the Afghan Taliban to peace talks.
On the porch outside his home here, he gave his first foreign interview as prime minister to The Washington Post’s Lally Weymouth. Edited excerpts follow. Read More