Never before has one democratically elected government handed power to another. However, recent events suggest the election could make history of a very different kind -- Pakistan's most violent ballot ever.
The recent allegations against PTI chairman, Imran Khan, suggesting that he misused Shaukat Khanum Hospital funds in a failed real estate deal is a smokescreen typically raised by opposition political parties.
There has always been friction between the military and the elected government in Pakistan, but we now also see friction between the different components of the formal, constitutional branches of government.
Terrorism will always make headlines, but given the political jockeying in Pakistan, many media groups are running alarmist, nearly hysterical headlines predicting the imminent doom of Pakistani democracy.