Fallout, a novel by Salman Masood

Fallout, novel by Salman Masood

Power, Intrigue and Political Upheaval in Pakistan

In “Fallout,” Salman Masood takes readers on a captivating journey through the intricate web of Pakistani politics, exploring the tumultuous tenure of Imran Khan as Prime Minister from 2014 to 2018 and his complex relationship with the Pakistani military. Set against the backdrop of ever-evolving power dynamics, Masood delves into the fall of Nawaz Sharif amidst the Panama Papers scandal and sheds light on the role of former army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, in the Hybrid Project/Rule.

Fallout” is not just a recounting of historical events but a nuanced analysis of the persistent unpredictability that characterizes leadership decisions in Pakistan. Masood skilfully navigates the intricate intersections of military and civilian authority, highlighting the constant state of crisis that grips the nation and emphasizing the crucial need for institutional stability.

Imran Khan’s ascension from a tenacious opposition leader to the highest office in the land is dissected with precision, revealing the complexities of his leadership style and his evolving relationship with the Pakistani military. Masood paints a vivid picture of a nation in flux, where power dynamics shift like sand, and the consequences of leadership decisions reverberate far and wide.

With meticulous research and incisive commentary, “Fallout” offers readers an unparalleled insight into the ever-changing tableau of Pakistani politics. Masood’s work is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the intricacies of power in one of the world’s most volatile regions.

About the author

Salman Masood is a Pakistani journalist who has been working as a Pakistan correspondent for the New York Times since 2003. He is also the Editor of Pakistani newspaper the Nation since 2020. The focus of his reporting has been on politics, international relations, and terrorism. In 2009, he contributed to the New York Times reporting team that won the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Pakistan and Afghanistan. His writings have also appeared in several other local and international news publications, notably Janes Terrorism & Insurgency Monitor, the Guardian, the News and the Express Tribune. In 2013-2014, he acted as the editor of Pique, a political and lifestyle magazine. He wrote for Abu Dhabi based the National from 2008-2011. He has appeared as an analyst/guest speaker on the New York Times Public Radio, CNN and several Pakistani news TV networks. Salman Masood lives in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Title: ‘Fallout: Power, Intrigue and Political Upheaval in Pakistan’

Author: Salman Masood

Available: Amazon

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