Pakistan

Tough test

Print edition : September 28, 2018

IMRAN KHAN, Prime Minister-elect and head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Shah Mahmood Quereshi, Khalid Maqbool, Sardar Akhtar Mengal and others taking the oath as MPs at the first session of Parliament in Islamabad after the general election. The handout picture was made available by the Pakistan National Assembly on August 13. Photo: AFP

Former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Maulana Fazalur Rehman, PML (N) chief Shahbaz Sharif and Khursheed Shah at a conference of opposition parties in Islamabad on August 2. Photo: AAMIR QURESHI/AFP

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, chairman of the PPP, arrives at the National Assembly on August 13. Photo: FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s promise of a “naya Pakistan” will have to be put on hold in view of a paucity of funds coupled with the United States’ threat to veto an emergency IMF bailout.
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