Imran Khan

U.S.-Funded IMF Agrees to Give Pakistan $3 Billion Bailout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), an international organization heavily funded by the United States, on Friday reached an agreement with Pakistan to provide $3 billion in short-term financial aid. The Pakistani bond market perked up at news that a potential debt default crisis has been delayed, but not enough to suggest that investors see a bright future for Pakistan’s finances.

Men collect free bread from a distribution point in Peshawar on April 3, 2023. - Poor Paki

Pakistan Effectively Bans Ex-PM Imran Khan from TV

The government of Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif appears to have found a temporary solution, at least, to the problem of his predecessor and rival Imran Khan: a directive requiring the media to screen out “hatemongers, rioters, their facilitators and perpetrators” has effectively blacked out news coverage of Khan and his political comeback campaign.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan waves to his supporters during an anti-governme