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Pakistan’s Economic Blindspot

Pakistan’s Economic Blindspot

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
No number of IMF packages or foreign bailouts will suffice in keeping the Pakistani economy afloat without the country undergoing a multifaceted structural revamp.
IMF Approves Much-awaited $3 Billion Bailout for Pakistan

IMF Approves Much-awaited $3 Billion Bailout for Pakistan

By Munir Ahmed
It will save Pakistan from defaulting on debt, but analysts say the country needs $20 billion in the next two years to return foreign loans with interest.

IMF Slams New Pakistan Budget Proposal

IMF Slams New Pakistan Budget Proposal

By Munir Ahmed
Amid stalled negotiations over restarting a bailout package, the IMF has criticized the government for failing to implement a more fair tax system.

Pakistan Turns to Barter Trade With Russia, Iran and Afghanistan

Pakistan Turns to Barter Trade With Russia, Iran and Afghanistan

By Umair Jamal
The decision is aimed at conserving dollars amid its crippling economic crisis.

The Socio-Economic Impact of the Delayed IMF Bailout Program in Pakistan

The Socio-Economic Impact of the Delayed IMF Bailout Program in Pakistan

By Sania Zeb
Delaying the IMF program has negatively affected investor confidence, increased inflation, and hindered growth prospects.
Global Spillover Effect and Pakistan’s Economic Woes

Global Spillover Effect and Pakistan’s Economic Woes

By Sania Zeb
To address food inflation, the government should increase agricultural productivity, improve supply chain mechanisms, and implement price stabilization measures.

The Af-Pak Dollar Cartel

The Af-Pak Dollar Cartel

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The black market flow of U.S. dollars across the Afghanistan-Pakistan border is unifying the two countries' economic crises. 
Pakistan’s Vicious IMF Cycle

Pakistan’s Vicious IMF Cycle

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Governments come and go, but Pakistan's economic woes – and its love/hate relationship with the IMF – remain constant.

Pakistan’s New Budget Aims to Please the IMF

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

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

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

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.

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