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Opinion

Pakistan must end damaging dependency on IMF

After 21 assistance programs in 60 years, time to create sustainable economic growth

| Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan
Imran Khan's government must develop a bold plan for inclusive, sustainable long-term growth.   © Reuters

Last year, Pakistan witnessed the second successful democratic transition in its 71-year history, with Prime Minister Imran Khan taking office after his party won the general election on an anti-corruption slogan. Hopes are high for the new administration, which seems willing to work with both technocrats and opposition parties to address Pakistan's many urgent challenges.

But the government faces a daunting economic agenda. In addition to restoring economic stability, it also must develop a bold plan for inclusive, sustainable long-term growth.

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