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IMF aid deal will not end Pakistan's political instability

Fund should have demanded cuts to elite benefits rather than burdened public

| Pakistan
Shehbaz Sharif on April 12 when he was installed as prime minister in Islamabad : The latest aid deal will not cure Pakistan's political instability. (Handout photo from Pakistan's Press Information Department)   © AP

Salman Rafi Sheikh is a researcher with the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London and the author of "The Genesis of Baloch Nationalism: Politics and Ethnicity in Pakistan, 1947-1977."

Bankruptcy looked imminent at the time when Imran Khan was ousted as Pakistan's prime minister in a no-confidence vote in April.

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