SouthAsiaSource Nov 23, 2021
Experts react: A renewed Pakistan-IMF agreement
By Atlantic Council
On Monday, November 22, 2021 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Pakistan reached a staff-level agreement to complete the sixth review under the $6 billion Extended Fund Facility, funding that has been stalled since April due to issues over the required reforms. Considering Pakistan’s historical struggles with currency devaluation, high inflation, dwindling foreign reserves, and more, completion of the review would make available 750 million in IMF special drawing rights, equivalent to $1 billion that would come as welcome relief. Below, South Asia Center experts share their analysis.
SouthAsiaSource Nov 9, 2021
Issues and mistrust in US-Pakistan relations
By Nazir Ahmad Mir
The August 2021 withdrawal of the United States from Afghanistan has yet again exposed the fragility of Pakistan-US relations. Over the growing—and allegedly dubious—role of Pakistan in its commitment to the War on Terror, increasing concerns are being expressed in the United States about the nature of its relations with Islamabad.
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