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Tag Archives: Zardari

Pakistan: Return to the IMF with a New Begging Bowl

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced today that it had reached a provisional agreement with Pakistan’s newly elected government for a three-year $5.3 billion loan at a likely interest rate … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

Pakistan: Elections Won’t Change Status Quo; Media Darlings Unlikely to Generate Votes

Pakistan is preparing to hold general elections sometime in the next two months and even though the country’s relative importance has dimmed, its presence as a fulcrum on a number … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Pakistan: Bilwal’s Ascension Increases Zardari’s Control of the Party but Changes Nothing for the International Community

The assassination of Pakistan’s former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, is a milestone event for Pakistan and the Bhutto family. As a dynamic albeit corrupt leader, her return from exile was … Continue reading

December 28, 2012 · Leave a comment