Is Pakistan’s economic collapse imminent?
03 February 2023 | 7:59 am
The South Asian nation is facing an acute shortage of gas and electricity, and record inflation has put many basic food items out of citizens' reach. But the country's ruling class is caught in a political tug-of-war.
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