Imran Khan (second from right), former Pakistan prime minister and leader of the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, waves to supporters during an anti-government protest in Rawalpindi on July 2. Photo: AFP
Imran Khan (second from right), former Pakistan prime minister and leader of the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, waves to supporters during an anti-government protest in Rawalpindi on July 2. Photo: AFP
Syed Fazl-e-Haider
Opinion

Opinion

Eye on Asia by Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Political pressure is crippling efforts to stave off an economic crisis in Pakistan. Will it become the next Sri Lanka?

  • Political stability is central to getting Pakistan’s economy back on track with IMF assistance and avoiding a debt default
  • Ousted prime minister Imran Khan is pushing for early national elections as he taps into growing public anger amid soaring prices and acute shortages of fuel, food and other essentials

Imran Khan (second from right), former Pakistan prime minister and leader of the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, waves to supporters during an anti-government protest in Rawalpindi on July 2. Photo: AFP
Imran Khan (second from right), former Pakistan prime minister and leader of the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, waves to supporters during an anti-government protest in Rawalpindi on July 2. Photo: AFP
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