WASHINGTON- A major US newspaper, Wall Street Journal (WSJ) says parliament in Pakistan has emerged as a winner from the months-long political crisis that also led to a sharp drop in Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan's approval rating.

It said it was for the first time that the parliament stood up to defend civilian supremacy and the constitution. The newspaper pointed out that Parliament in the country was dismissed nine times under the sort of crisis that Imran Khan provoked but difference this time was that all the other opposition parties sided in parliament with the government.

It said Imran Khan's approval rating has fallen to 34 percent.