Two decades after former cricketer Imran Khan's entry into politics, Pakistan's prime ministerial candidate has been elected.
This is the culmination of an extravagant career in the West in the 1970s, particularly as the Oxford-educated playboy in the UK, as he was in batting crease in London's nightclub.
In the West, former Pakistani correspondent Jonathan Boon writes for the Guardian, whose politics are still
"thought to be as liberal as their private life".
Upcoming months and years will determine whether it is true.
The promise of changeHe started his political career in the late 1990s, and in 1992, the Pakistan Cricket Team was still shining because of the World Cup win. But it took two decades to become a serious contender for power.
So Mr. Imran Khan, and many of his followers, it's a dream come true.
They bring the promise of change to them; Advanced education and health care facilities and more jobs for young people - they have about 64% of the country's population and most of Mr. Imran Khan's election support.
They are kept comfortably to do this. With their position in the parliamentary seats, instead of an uncomfortable alliance with the organized parties, they will be able to gather the required majority by attracting independent candidates.
Their initial challenge as prime minister is to gain legitimacy - they see critics and rivals as representatives of the country's powerful military establishment, who have manipulated the electoral process to postpone power.
Mr. Sharif has been expelled from the Supreme Court last year - in a statement issued by Shri Sharif in 2013 alleging that Mr. Sharif's weakening of democracy was a bad five-year campaign against Sri Sharif as well as domestic and international observers. Free and fair.
But this is only half the problem.
Imran Khan's choices in powerAnalysts say he is likely to end by walking one of two possible ways.
They can find a way to work with rival parties like PML-N and PPP - in front of a strong opposition to Pakistan's reality and the right-wing opposition from the top positions of power, their combined parliamentary power, not less than Mr. Imran Khan and their PTI.
It can take some nerves, as their political campaign represents the two parties as the main enemies.
Another option is to govern with the younger followers in the advanced system of controlled democracy. In that case, they can sit and enjoy the position when they are good.
Blow to Royal politicsViewers say Mr. Imran Khan's major challenges are likely to flow with his rather simple idea what Pakistan ails do. This is evident in recent years when he tells his followers.
His two main rivals, the PML-N and PPP parties, have been in power since democracy since 1988 - the only way that rich Imran Khan can fulfill the promise of job creation and advanced services is by maintaining a death shot to royal politics - and by crippling corrupt leaders and stealing them.
They did not show any desire to distinguish between fearless democracy and the security of the nation and military-dominated democracy trying to control foreign policies, and run its own big business empire.
They did not indicate that they would see religious militancy as a problem.
Military powerMany believe that during the Middle Ages they appear in a collision course with a military establishment, their two ancestors experience.
Because when they take office and look at the big picture, senior political observers say that they find ways to improve health and education and create jobs and pass through the region that has acquired and acquired the economic growth of Pakistan.
Like their predecessors, they say that they must first cut off the conflict and tensions in the region, particularly in India, where such disputes are widely blamed on Pakistan's security system.
They should also improve the nation's bureaucracy and the judiciary, and ensure that the government's writ should be reinforced and strengthened in the areas where the military is obliged to pay for the interests of the rent-seeking business.
But by the time the election is over, many of the tenants in the tenor of the party's ministers are portrayed and they do not get the easy goal to achieve it.
Failure to join the army also injures the international level of the country.
It is already facing assistance restrictions from Washington and has so far been the source of the country's leading security and development fund.
And is listed on the supervision of the International Terrorism-Finance Watchdog, the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which further affects international money.
The country is already in the financial crisis - its foreign debt is from the balloon and its currency is in free fall.
Interestingly, as the greylisted by the FATF at the end of June, the country is internationally wanted by militant leaders to remove the restrictions on the election, under the "military" mainstream military sponsored policy of the report.
It did not go down well with Delhi or Washington, but unlike their top political rivals, Mr. Imran Khan was not far behind to raise this issue during his election campaign.