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EFSAS comments on the attempted arrest of Imran Khan in Pakistan


At a time when Pakistan is struggling on virtually all fronts and a staff-level agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout is at an advanced stage of negotiations, Pakistan’s volatile politics is likely to make the IMF even more nervous than it was to begin with. The disregard of the welfare of the people who elected them to office, as evidenced in the incessant squabbling among political parties over issues of power and personal gain, has become the defining feature of Pakistan’s politics today. It has led seasoned commentators to wonder whether anarchy was what lay ahead.