As the deadline approaches, will Pakistan’s budget succumb to IMF pressure or face the wrath of its electorate?

Pakistan’s government is expected to announce its budget for the 2023-24 fiscal year on Friday, with analysts suggesting they will have to balance reforms to appease the International Monetary Fund (IMF) against vote-winning measures for the imminent election. Pakistan’s current IMF programme is set to expire soon and the country is struggling to negotiate a […]

The Dark Secret Behind Pakistan’s Commitment to Human Rights Obligations Revealed by PM Shehbaz.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has criticised PTI Chairman Imran Khan for “disinforming local and foreign audiences” about human rights in Pakistan. Sharif accused Khan of manipulating and swaying opinion-makers outside Pakistan through “glib talk laced with fake news and plain misrepresentation.” Sharif’s comments come after Khan claimed he would be tried in a military […]

“The Fate of the Nation Rests on a Single Name: PM Shehbaz”, Rana Sanaullah’s Shocking Revelation to Opposition.

Pakistan’s Minister for Interior, Rana Sanaullah, has said that any serious negotiations must be held with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. He made the comment on Twitter after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif and Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb rejected an offer to hold talks from the opposition party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Talks between the […]

“Will Imran Khan’s surety bonds be enough to save him from the terror lurking in these 3 cases?”

Imran Khan, the Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf political party, has submitted surety bonds in three anti-terrorism cases and one case relating to the murder of Zille Shah. He paid Rs100,000 for each of the three surety bonds in the anti-terrorism cases, which were registered after violent protests following Imran’s arrest by the National Accountability […]

Is Imran Khan’s PTI at risk of being banned by the government?

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), may be banned by the country’s government, according to Defence Minister Khawaja Asif. The move comes following political turbulence since Khan’s arrest on corruption charges in early May. He was subsequently released on bail. Khan’s detention triggered fierce protests during which state buildings were set on […]

Bloomberg suggests IMF’s hesitation may be linked to mysterious political disturbances in Pakistan.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is hesitant to revive the stalled bailout package for Pakistan due to heightened political uncertainty, according to Bloomberg economists Ankur Shukla and Abhishek Gupta. Capital is fleeing Pakistan due to growing concerns that the IMF will not provide a bailout, which is necessary for the country to avoid default in […]

The Dark Clouds of Uncertainty Hover Over Pakistan’s Open Market as Dollar Shortage Resurfaces.

US dollars are currently scarce in Pakistan’s open market, with a few dealers quoting a price range of Rs300-305, a considerable rise from Rs297 the previous day. This follows reports from customers that they have struggled to acquire the currency for several days. The Pakistani rupee has remained stable in the inter-bank market, with prices […]

As tensions rise, Fazl-ur-Rehman and Maryam Nawaz arrive at the intriguing sit-in location to fight against SC.

The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) workers protested at the Supreme Court of Pakistan against Chief Justice of Pakistan Umer Ata Bandial for allegedly providing preferential treatment to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in multiple cases. PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman had called on supporters from all allied political parties to join the protest. Pakistan […]