Month: June 2023

Defense Secretary Austin meets with Pakistan's army chief –

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s powerful military chief met Wednesday in Washington with U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and other security and government officials, the military said.Qamar Javed Bajwa’s trip to the United States comes weeks before he’s expected to retire after an extended six-year tenure. Although Pakistan has been ruled by the elected civilian leadership since […]

IMF says Pakistan's 2024 budget a missed opportunity as loan deal … –

June 15 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction with Pakistan’s recently presented budget, a blow for the cash-strapped country which has only two weeks left until its bailout programme expires.Pakistan has barely enough currency reserves to cover one month's imports. It had hoped to have $1.1 billion of the funds […]

The Biden administration's two-track Pakistan policy misses the … – Brookings Institution

Commentary March 2, 2023 Order from Chaos U.S. Foreign Policy Foreign Policy Pakistan Center for Middle East Policy The U.S.-Pakistan relationship has weathered several bumps in the road over the past two years, including, most prominently, the fallout from the Afghanistan withdrawal and the Taliban takeover. The Biden administration has now settled on a bureaucratic […]

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