Imran Khan's government was elected in 2018 with a promise to eradicate poverty. However, with inflation at its highest since November 2013, patience among voters is wearing thin.
Pakistan has secured a multibillion-dollar bailout package from the IMF in a desperate attempt to get out of a crippling economic situation. But the road to strengthen the nation's finances is tough.
Pakistan has backed out of a joint gas pipeline deal with Iran due to the threat of US sanctions. Pakistan could face a heavy financial penalty, as it promised to complete the project in a bilateral agreement with Iran.
The death toll from an insurgent attack on a five-star hotel in Gwadar has risen. Meanwhile, Pakistan's prime minister, Imran Khan, called the siege an act of terrorism.
Imran Khan has begun his maiden visit to Iran as Pakistani premier amid deteriorating ties between Islamabad and Tehran. Will Khan be able to allay Iran's growing concerns over his country's closeness to Saudi Arabia?
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