Artificial political discourse has yet again forced the country into the clutches of foreign financial interests
Asia TimesThe #PTI #government agreed to all the terms and conditions set by the #IMF. And with almost no #investment or plan to attract revenue, #Pakistan seems to be trapped in a vicious #debt cycle, writes @rjimad. #IMFBailOut
Supporters turned out in force as the ex-PM returned to jail in Lahore after his bail period expired
Asia TimesThe PML-N managed to produce a massive power show as #NawazSharif returned to #jail in #Lahore after his bail ended. Sharif proved that his political agenda is not over, writes @rjimad. #PakistanMuslimLeagueNawaz
Even those Pakistani politicians who have themselves been smeared in the past play the same game, time and time again
Asia TimesIf #Pakistan's #political elite could understand that terming each other as #traitors is meant to hurt them and that it will keep the #military establishment in power, most of the country's problems could be solved, writes Imad Zafar. #ImranKhan
This minority Shiite community has been victimized by extremists for decades, but Pakistan’s powers that be can’t, or won’t, take action
Asia Times#Pakistan, which is dominated by the #Sunni sect of Islam, has not shown any solidarity with the #Hazara people, who have been subject to #genocide and marginalization for the past two decades, writes @rjimad.
As the PTI government seems powerless to reverse the country’s economic decline, even its military backers are losing patience
Asia TimesFrom the bitter relations with #India to the gradually deteriorating economy and from political turmoil to corruption scandals, the #PTI government has been finding it tough to find a way out of these crises, writes @rjimad.