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Pakistan’s New Budget Aims to Please the IMF
June 15, 2022

Pakistan’s New Budget Aims to Please the IMF

By Umair Jamal
However, the funding body's representatives say that additional measures are needed to bring the budget in line with its objectives.

The Clock’s Ticking on Pakistan’s Economic Bailout
May 16, 2022

The Clock’s Ticking on Pakistan’s Economic Bailout

By Niha Dagia
The new government could either take the decision of cutting fuel subsidies or call for fresh elections and leave that tough decision to an interim government.
Imran Khan’s Political Career Far From Over
May 10, 2022

Imran Khan’s Political Career Far From Over

By Umair Jamal
Within a month of his ouster, the former Pakistani PM has been able to revive his support base substantially, prompting many to believe that he could win an election today.

Shehbaz Sharif Has Too Many Fires to Put Out
April 21, 2022

Shehbaz Sharif Has Too Many Fires to Put Out

By Niha Dagia
In addition to holding the ruling coalition together, Pakistan’s new prime minister will have to deal with an ailing economy and rising anti-Americanism.

Blasphemy Killing Could Cast a Shadow on Pakistan’s Economy
December 10, 2021

Blasphemy Killing Could Cast a Shadow on Pakistan’s Economy

By Umair Jamal
Why would foreign investors want to visit Pakistan if they could get lynched on accusations of blasphemy?

IMF Deal With Pakistan Would Revive $6 Billion Bailout
November 22, 2021

IMF Deal With Pakistan Would Revive $6 Billion Bailout

By Munir Ahmed
Food prices have soared as a result of the Pakistani government implementing IMF conditions.

In Numbers: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
November 17, 2021

In Numbers: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

By Diplomat Risk Intelligence
A new DRI report situates the marquee Belt and Road Initiative project within the overall state of Pakistan’s economy.
Can CPEC Move Beyond Infrastructure?
September 10, 2021

Can CPEC Move Beyond Infrastructure?

By Muhammad Tayyab Safdar and Max C. Barte
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has largely failed to provide the manufacturing investment Pakistan so desperately needs.

Focused US-Pakistan Engagement Is Better for Pakistan’s Economic Future
February 27, 2021

Focused US-Pakistan Engagement Is Better for Pakistan’s Economic Future

By Shezad Lakhani
Issue de-linkage is the need of the hour when it comes to Islamabad-Washington relations.

Is Pakistan’s Economy Recovering?
February 07, 2020

Is Pakistan’s Economy Recovering?

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
While there are positive signs, the IMF bailout conditions continue to pinch for average Pakistanis.

Pakistani Islamists Stage Sit-in in Islamabad, Demand Prime Minister’s Resignation
November 02, 2019

Pakistani Islamists Stage Sit-in in Islamabad, Demand Prime Minister’s Resignation

By Associated Press
The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party led the march, painting PM Khan as a inept military puppet.
The IMF Repeats Old Mistakes in Its New Loan Program for Pakistan
August 03, 2019

The IMF Repeats Old Mistakes in Its New Loan Program for Pakistan

By Shezad Lakhani
This wasn’t Pakistan’s first IMF bailout, and it won’t be its last – unless the IMF changes its approach.

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