Under Imran Khan's leadership, what does the future of Pakistan look like?

Updated 12:05 PM ET, Sat July 28, 2018

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(CNN)Imran Khan's long rise to power in Pakistan has been far from conventional -- the winner of Wednesday's election is a cricket legend who traveled the world and reveled in his celebrity status.

His new job will be much more daunting -- he inherits a nation riven with economic woes, security threats and a resurgent military looking to increase its grasp on political life.
It's a lot for a politician who has enjoyed a rapid rise but whose party has, until now, struggled to make an impact on the national level.
Running a populist campaign directed at the nation's disenchanted middle class, Khan has drawn comparisons with another upstart celebrity-turned-politician: US President Donald Trump.
"He sounds like Trump -- what Trump is for the US, Khan will be for Pakistan," said Ayesha Siddiqa, analyst and research associate at London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) South Asia Institute.